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Tuesday, 25 February 2014


It's back to construction on the home front. Mary has been away so it's a good time to get some varathane on the windowsills.

It's too cold to work outside so I set the boards up on cardboard boxes and got to work right by the front door.

These  are solid oak boards for the windows and sliding doors in the south room. The windows there are 8 feet high and 5 feet wide. This allows plenty of sunlight during the dark winter months. Our 5 foot overhang eliminates the sun during the hot summer months. 

I did two coats of varathane on the bottom of each board which you see here. The bottom won't be seen so its appearance isn't critical.

Still  lots of snow hanging around our backyard. Although some has melted and disappeared off our roof, walking in the bush without snowshoes is still a challenge. 

-21*C this morning.

Must get back to work, I want to do three more coats before Mary gets home. Thanks for stopping by and safe travels everyone.

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