Richard here….Well, we’ve been here a month now and some projects are finished while others continue along. Most of this last month has been re-learning how to use large shop equipment and milling our own lumber to make false beams to cover up unfinished concrete. Wood is in abundance but it is delivered in a real rough, crooked, unusable form.
Indoor trim items such as baseboard, casings, moldings are not available here….so you have to take 1 1/2″ x 8″ European Beech lumber and mill it down to a 3/4″ x 4″ or possibly 6″ board . Most of the original board is on the shop floor in the form of shavings from planing and joining and cutting off the unusable areas.
This finished false beam with posts is 21′ long and is milled, glued and finished from 32 pieces of rough lumber. In the States it would be made of 2 sheets of Maple plywood.
Next I will introduce you to The Workshop.