waiting for the light fixtures
trough kept horizontal by home made supports using blocks of wood and 4″ screws.
Walls finished. Cabinets installed. Countertop template Monday. Closet floors painted. Light trough roughed in. Need to get the electrician and plumber back here to install fixtures.
A new marble saddle makes all the difference. TheRTAstore.com customer service is great. They replaced a blemished door no fuss.
The difference between city and country carpenters.
Pyroblock – used since the early 1900’s for wall partitions. Sometimes it has asbestos in it – but not here. Pretty soft stuff once you get through the plaster coating. Probing the wall for the architect. Carving it up for the electrician.
This time of day is really nice up here. The sun is low on the horizon this time of year – way below the bridge. I keep looking for the World Trade Center but don’t see it. View up Cabrini Blvd and of Hudson View Gardens’ half timbered construction.
Needed to close up the wall around the gas cock for inspection sign off. This apartment was pristine but there is a slob living there – really disgusting. I don’t know how they’re going to sell the place.
Work necessary in order to proceed which wasn’t in the original scope. Dusty work needing expensive tools, bits and blades. Sawing into the hardest concrete in Manhattan. Eighty year old concrete fabricated with large quartz pebbles – concrete fabricated before the mafia got involved. Also removal of millwork I had planned to re-use but now cannot because it’s so old and brittle. Three piece compound moulding not even available today.
1st phase of an apartment combination
IKEA real maple butcherblock countertop installed. Re-installed existing sink and faucet. New hardware on original wall cabinets. New base cabinets from TheRTAstore.com.
Original pine floor in kitchen. IKEA countertop & sink. Cabinets from TheRTAstore.com. Bosch appliances. Happy cat.
custom bathroom cabinet door
small touch ups remain
new marble mosaic bathroom floor
Great view from this apartment. I watched 911 unfold from two floors up
baby’s new room
Home stretch – Bathroom floor repaired and leveled. Kitchen cabinets mostly installed. Need to put a filler on a table saw; run bx electrical cable to inside of sink base for new Bosch dishwasher.
walls repaired, prepped, painting in progress
66 Overlook terrace
Baby’s new room. Installing a pocket door. sheetrock tomorrow
Hudson View Gardens bathroom upgrade. Glass mosaic tile from Anne Sachs. New Lanka cove base tile. Regrout shower and new wall tile with Laticrete light pewter unsanded grout. New Surreal green granite saddle from All Granite and Marble, Ridgefield Park, NJ
shoring up a sagging step
door refinishing, hanging, planing
I like the virtual staging
also the Medieval Festival at the Cloisters
electrical prep continues apace
scraping and polishing. electrical upgrade. new bathroom floor tile
pied a terre for longtime clients. needed a floor job.
kitchen demoed. pine floor. ready for a water shutdown.
every surface skimcoated. ready for millwork and painting.
skimcoating all plaster surfaces