Wow, what another whirlwind of a week as we prepare for the first Timber Frame Workshop, beginning Sunday, June 10. We had a delivery of tongue & groove subflooring just in the nick of time on Sunday, and got immediately to installing it, and now it is but a few feet shy of completion. I have been so thankful for all of the great help this week from friends, neighbors, and visitors alike.
The tongue and groove flooring was literally torn up out of an old house by a local fellow, delivered, and immediately installed in our house. I find it kind of humorous that the material just swapped places so quickly like that. It’s nice stuff — long sections (14 feet at the longest) of southern yellow pine. Not bad to work with, even though it’s been in another house for many years.
We initially tried out a nail gun for speed and efficiency, but we actually gave up on it fairly quickly and switched it doing it purely by hand — hammering in each nail individually by hand. I prefer it that way. The nail gun didn’t really help with speed — the slowest part of the process was closing the gaps between the more finicky, warpy boards.
Anyway, two days to go… and we are feeling pretty darn good about it. It’s going to be great!