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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

A short update

My brother has been staying with me for the past week so not much has been happening in my workshop. The weather hasn't been great and he's not been too well so we've not really been anywhere very far either. However ... tomorrow I'm going to stay for a few days with my sister-in-law and her husband in Anglesey (north Wales) so I'm hoping that the weather improves at least a little so I can take some photographs to share with you.

In the meantime, there is a little progress on the retreat, apart from all that painting of narrow strips of wood and moulding which seems to take up so much time before one can get on with the fun part of a new build.

I finished laying the board floor in the living area and then decided to put in some wall panelling too. I couldn't resist trying the armchair I made in there too - just to see how it will look with furniture.

 I finished the panelling along the back wall and added a fake door and a 'window' which looks out over the woodland beyond the cabin. The sink unit will fit into this corner beside the window. Both flights of stairs are now in place. It's difficult to tell in these photos but the walls are actually a very pale shell pink and everything else is painted ivory. The panelling and the flooring still need to be aged.

 Upstairs around two thirds of the floorboards are laid and the beams are in place. As you can see, lots more still to do but it is starting to come together.


  1. The armchair is wonderful.
    Bye Faby

  2. I can see already that this will be a really nice place that will earn it's name as a 'retreat'. Hugs, Sandie