The Kitchen Bay

Weather is coming in, so Woody decided to focus on the most weathered side of the house, to get things cleaned up and tight before rain came in and made a mess of his work. That meant moving faster on the kitchen bay window, which faces northwest (the direction weather comes from in Alameda).

Some repaired wood

This part of the house needed a lot of work, because lots of pieces were missing, and what was there was very damaged. There's a lot of epoxy fill on wood ends.

The front of the bay

So a couple of days ago the guys epoxied the wood, and Woody sent me these photos so we could discuss colours (we spend a lot of time talking about colours these days).

Kitchen bay window with epoxy

The kitchen bay window has a slightly different detail from the front bay window, with a smaller crown molding, somewhat different corbels, and a slightly different shield trim about the windows. The same pieces are used, but the ordering is just somewhat diminished in significance, if that makes sense. This part of the house was clearly added later; the foundation showed this, back when we still had the original brick foundations.

Anyway, it rained a little last night, and is supposed to rain some more this weekend, so I was gratified to see this:

Kitchen bay primed

We now have a funny chunk of that side of the house still unpainted: the side porch is going to take a lot more work including reconstruction of original trim details, and it's not in the way of as much of the rest of the site work, so that is still bare wood.

A storm system is moving in this weekend, hopefully nothing too dramatic.

posted by ayse on 11/03/17