Last week, the DDH finished up the nursery floor.
Here it is with two coats of poly:
|Dry and finished!|
|Yay power tools!|
|Miter saw and boards--no action shots, sorry.|
|Measuring the board.|
In this picture, you can see the tiny tiny piece of board in the corner that indicates to us there used to be two pieces all the way around the room. We had to cut the piece that fit here longer, and then the DDH used his Dremel to shave it down so it nestled perfectly with that tiny nub.
|Not yet fitting.|
|More baseboard. Ignore the obvious disaster area in the hall.|
We had to trim out the carpet pad and part of the carpet strip (the board with nails in it that holds the carpet down around the edges) underneath the carpet, because it was too fat to fit the little strip we bought:
|See the line between the unfinished and refinished wood?|
|Trimming the carpet.|
|Scraping up carpet strip.|
You can buy metal strips designed for exactly this purpose at the hardware store. We had to trim ours down to fit the doorway, once again using the trusty Dremel (I'm not sure what tool would really be more appropriate for cutting metal, but luckily the DDH has some metal-cutting bits for the Dremel and it worked okay).
|Fitting in place.|
We're getting so much closer. It's a big relief to at least have the floor done. In a pinch, we could move T-Rex into a room with unpainted walls, but not one without a floor. This is a big relief, and I'm quite impressed with the DDH's DIY skillz. ^_^