Thursday, March 5, 2009

Cabinets, Solar, Arches and Dirt!

Maggie explains where she would like the handles installed on the kitchen cabinets.

Things continue to move right along. The kitchen cabinets, constructed of FSC-certified wood, have been installed and they will soon be measured for the countertops. FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council and the FSC label ensures that the forest products used are from responsibly harvested and verified sources.

One solar panel has been mounted and the other one along with the rest of the solar water heater system should be installed within the next few days. As you can see by the picture taken from the street, the panel is very hard to see.

The sheetrock for the arches on the first floor have been put up. This required a special type of sheetrock that bends.

And the dirt has arrived for finishing the leveling of the land in front of the house. The dirt was free because it came from a site up the road on I-77 where an automobile dealer is building a new dealership. It saved that contractor some money (and our planet some CO2 emissions) by not having to take it to a landfill much further away.

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1 comment:

midnitemike said...

WOW! I can't believe how nicely the house is coming along. It is going to be beautiful and so economical. I'm real proud of you son and daughter-in-law. POP in MT. March 5