You see the weathered slices of oak trunk on the left. Below you can see the steps taken by that wood, in the saw mill, cutting to size and installed as the waney edged kitchen counter with the sink inserted. All cut to size and will now be sealed with 5 coats of OSMO oil.
Meanwhile, downstairs the kitchen and waney edged counter top are going in. Also notice the oak window sills are in. From the look of it, the broom by the door in the bottom photo, everything is really clean and tidy.
Ive been back in Baku for 3 weeks and a little bit, finally, photos of progress. My lovely family and friends don’t realise how hard they are working and therefore how much the bus is progressing each week. Here are photos from upstairs. It looks amazing, so happy I’m going to be the first person to stay in Walter.
Walter at night, with connected 12v upstairs down lights.
A light sprinkling of snow, I hope there are no leaks when the snow mwlts.
Despite no plumber, torrential rain and snow, Steve has continued to work where he can and is now fitting downstairs furniture.
The top two photos are the cupboards for bags, keys, coats etc as you enter the bus. The bottom two photos are the sofa/single bed at the back of the bus with storage underneath.
The question is…. Where is the plumber. !!!!!!!!
A wee video of the cutest little window sills which Steve has made for the bedroom windows. Modelled beautifully by Ali.
Fascinating day watching the large pieces of weathered gnarled oak trunk transform into beautifully grained honey coloured oak planks.
A video whereby the oak trunk is turned into planks and worktops. Bespoke near Fakenham.
Ali doesn’t remember me!
I’ve been hunting for an upholstery business near to us and have found Eric Ainsley in Fakenham. At school with but forgotten by my brother. After sharing photos and a quick sketch the deal is done.
The fabric arrived today. Im really hoping Eric will be continuing to work during lock down number 3
The material selected is fire retardant, easy to clean and repels dog hair.
Welcome to facebook Market place. My first day I have bought a
small bedside table
A narrow pull out kitchen cabinate. and…
A very wet and rainy day, we drove both cars to St Neots to pick up the kitchen. It was made for me, already green and the correct dimensions with a bit of jiggery pokery.
The white knuckle drive in my trusty VW Golf TDI saw me safely through flash floods, hail and the A1
The kitchen was 3 floors up without a lift Grr but is now safely installed in the shed, ready for cleaning, painting and delivery.
Steve was the first to suggest a shabby chic interior for the bus. Ali would like lots of different types of wood. I want neat clear lines and colours and to show off the very expensive oak trim making the oak features to be VERY visible.
I have spent the last week turning a beautiful wooden chest of draws into a shabby chic chest for the upstairs bedroom. 10GBP from Cancer Research shop in Wisbech!! Hampered by below freezing temperatures both myself and the paint were slow to work. However, with heater on full blast for a couple of hours each day I could add a layer of paint a day.
The final coat, a rather gorgeous speedwell blue enamel paint which I had originally bought for the upstairs outside top deck.