Skirtings and dado rails have been fitted to most of the reception area. Several of the walls are curved though and that has presented a problem. If we’d been using actual wood as in the stuff that grows on trees, we could steam it and bend it to follow the curve. Since it’s oak veneered mdf it’s less inclined to bend and more prone to kinking or snapping. But Laidlaw’s joiners are persistent and most of the facings are on now.
What’s not on is the new doors as they haven’t arrived yet. They’ll be coming the week after next and since we’re not inclined to heat the High Street that means that we can’t leave the front door open.
At the back of the ground floor the new seated area is taking shape too. The stone slabs have been sealed and will be grouted on Monday. The wooden floor will be laid either next week or the following with painting and varnishing happening the week after.
Meanwhile the stress has got to me to the extent that I’m planning to jump off a tall building. This will happen on Sunday and is for charity. If you feel like sponsoring me, go to www.justgiving.com/frogfather