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The timbers have arrived!

by Laura Tills last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:34 AM
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by harttills last modified Oct 21, 2007



Our 26 foot douglas fir beams arrived on Thursday and they look beautiful! There was a bit of a mix-up, though...they weren't finished (as in varnished). It's kind of a mixed blessing, as now we will be able to really control the color and final finish, but it will put us back about a week in the schedule. All of the other beams arrived, as well, most of them being reclaimed from old warehouses. It's neat to see the old nail holes and think about the stories these beams could tell. Matt designed the brackets that hold the beams and they also arrived on Thursday...with their black powder coat finish, I think they're going to look great.

Yesterday we drove over to Milwaukee to see the fireplace we've selected in person. It is amazing, and we are feeling much better about opting for gas over wood burning. We also visited a crazy lighting store - BBC Lighting Supply...and purchased several fixtures. Even if you're not really in the market for light fixtures, if you're in the Milwaukee area, this is something to see!

In other news, we closed on the sale of our house this Friday! Phew.



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