Like sausage makers who use all of the pig except the oink, we try to put every part of the tree to use.Read More
A major solo exhibition of my work is at Belmont University in Nashville through summer of 2016.Read More
A Southern-style barbecue for the CERF+ Board, staff, and friends in the studio - and some wonderful going-away gifts.Read More
Building a new woodworking studio in Kingston Springs, Tennessee.Read More
Excavation of the studio site.Read More
Pad, footings, laying pipe, concrete-notRead More
Off to Baltimore, waiting for something to happenRead More
Pouring the slabRead More
Building components arriveRead More
Putting up the trussesRead More
Filling in purlins and girtsRead More
Friends come out from Nashville and Alabama for a Studio RaisingRead More
The day after Thanksgiving: finishing the roofRead More
Studio is dried inRead More
The New Studio Saga
March 5, 1999
I am getting down to a lot of details that do not make really dramatic pictures (like cement hardening does).
I did get most of the exterior trim up on the gallery side and stained it - makes a big difference.
The Electrical Service is Installed
A very nice young electrician named Kellis Roberts gave me a good quote and did a good job. He even called me well in advance to apologize that he would be late, and then came and worked until 10PM to make good on his promise! Needless to say I can recommend him!
The Gas Company Came Out and Marked the Location of the Lines
I applied for service in late December. They said it would be about 3 weeks. We are going on 10 weeks now. I am sure I will not need gas until next winter now, but it will soon be holding up installation of my heating system.
I sealed the floors, and have been trying to get all the wiring done that will be sealed in the walls.
My trusty cat Man Ray
is helping me out enclosing the bench room. I am dropping the ceiling to about 10 feet there to facilitate air conditioning and to provide some storage space above.
I am ready for my structural inspection, and in about a week hope to be ready for the rough-in electrical inspection.
Then I can have foam insulation sprayed in, have the heating and cooling system put in, and then drywall. If anyone knows a reliable drywall contractor in the Kingston Springs area, give me a call! There is only one in the phone book. I have called twice and left messages-they don't return calls. While I am waiting, I will probably end up doing it myself!
March 20, 1999
I framed up the bench room - which is about 20' x 30'. The ceiling is dropped to make it easier to air condition in the summer, and the space above it will provide extra storage.
Passed the structural inspection and the electrical rough-in inspection!
I am scheduled to have the foam blown in next week.
Foam insulation and interior wallsRead More
Drywall the gallery and move inRead More
Time out for a Furniture Society conference in TennesseeRead More