I have been asked for an update – So good to know that someone out there is reading this blog. We have been so busy with furnishings and moving and electronics that there has been no time to write. Here, by popular demand, is November. With the cold coming on, there was a push to finish as much outdoor work as possible. Who knew what our December will be like? Meanwhile, inside finish carpentry work went on. Despite lots of sawdust, it was great to see so much accomplished. A picture is worth a thousand words so here goes…
Planter to the left of the front stairs – with a pretty Japanese cutleaf maple, planted before the frost.
New plants set off the front of the building.
Can a downspout be pretty? Maybe not, but it can be an eyesore. Ours now matches the exterior color scheme. Hopefully it is, therefore, not very noticeable.
A new stairway replaces the temporary one built for construction – nice and wide to accommodate people going down and up .. simultaneously.
Panel that separates the lobby and the the Children’s Story Craft room.
New library shelving makes for quite a truck full. Here it all is in the new meeting room, waiting to be assembled.
Wood doesn’t naturally curve – So to make arches, the wood is treated and joined to finish off the archways that provide a nice welcome between the lobby and the main room of the historic part of the library.
Making an arch is quite an art.
Carpentry is done right on-site to fit everything just right.
Archways now form an entry way and focal point where windows once were.
The old interior trim has been beautifully refinished but In some places new trim was required. It has been stained to beautifully matches the original.
Here is a look at the space before bookstacks arrive.
Old but very solid oak wood study tables were refinished and look – well – stunning.
Signs of the times – that is you know you are getting close to the end when you see new signs.