Saturday, August 9, 2008

Slab O' Tree

Here's our new kitchen counters.

I'm very excited about them!
Can you believe that the whole thing: the slabs of wood (4" thick), log undersides, back splashes, and labor cost less than what we could have bought Formica counter tops installed?!

I can't believe it either. I think it's beautiful and almost makes up for there not being any running water in the house (yet)!
Note the new flooring we put in when the crew was up with us (pictures of that yet to come), the staircase (I love love LOVE it!), and the burl on that table leg - isn't it great?!

All the log construction in this room will be sealed at the same time, and then I can attach my hand crank grain mill to the end of one of those "slabs O' tree"! Yipeeeeee!!


auntie em said...
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auntie em said...

My goodness!What amazing counter tops! They're just beautiful!

I love your colors! You have good taste sis! (smile)

I guess I'd better do my rounds as well! I've just been so lazy today. I don't feel like lifting a finger. I took a nap this afternoon, but I woke up feeling even more tired and confused. I miss those routine naps of your's terribly!

Anyway... It's way past my bed time! I'd better head off to sleep!
Thank's for commenting!

Hey, I noticed that you put some new information on your profile! Look's great!

Love you so much sis!

I'll call you Sunday... if we're home. I heard rumors we might stay at church all day. I don't know what's going on yet, so I guess We'll just see what tomarrow holds.
I could call you at night! Would ten or eleven (my time) work out?

Alright, I'd better go!

Love you lot's, Em

ps. hugs and kisses!

The Diane Story said...

You are always up for a challenge Analene. They look beautiful. Great job!

Photo Momma said...

All your photos are making me homesick... Though this is home now and I am very happy here, I do miss the mountains, lakes, and beauty of the northwest. And I love the rustic log cabin style home! Looks like a fun adventure for your family :)

Faith Alterton said...

What a great staircase! Did Charlie help out with that? I've seen photos of bunkbed sets made from logs like that and often thought what fun they would be for little boys!

Momma Bug said...

Char was a great help on the floor (though we mostly played while he and Hannah were with us!).
There are a couple very talented contractors who built that (and the tables) for us, and are at present replacing all the doors and windows, buttoning up the exterior, as well as building a large deck out the back for us.
I can't wait to see it when we go back!

Our friends up in Montana have made bunks for their children out of log, and while it's not my first taste for style, it's PERFECT for a mountain retreat - I love it!
Once you sart on that vein, it's easy to get hooked :-), in fact We are having a lazy susan built for under that corner, and the round shelves of that will be two large ceder rounds. verrrry cool, I think!

Love to you!

Mommy Reg said...

I love all that wood! My dream home would look a lot like that. What a great adventure!

Suzanne said...

Oh, Analene! It's just BEAUTIFUL!!
I haven't had the luxury of time or ability to check up on your blog lately- there's a lot I missed!

Blessings to you and yours,