Our House Building Adventure

We bought 3 acres of raw land in Wyoming... started clearing it... dug the basement... poured cement... and started framing!

This blog details our house building adventure... building our new home... ourselves!

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Kitchen has a fridge now...

The kitchen is coming together nicely... just in time for canning season!
I can't tell you how wonderful it is to have a kitchen after cooking on hot plates for 6 months!  I'm loving our new kitchen!!!!

The prep sink complete with disposal is in and working!
Prep sink hole cut in soapstone
Prep sink all installed with garbage disposal... love it!
After fixing the hinges on our Leibherr refrigeration units due to a recall... and changing out the dented door (damaged in shipping) for the new one...

Rich installed our beautiful fridge/freezer/biofresh units in the kitchen!  They are stainless steel units covered in a blue protective plastic... which we decided to keep on until we finish sanding the the seam in the island soapstone.

We even have the pendants lights up above the island!  They are pretty stained glass... in keeping with our mission theme...

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Adventures in soapstone hole cutting....

So... we're going to have a small prep sink in the island.  This is where I will wash my produce and prepare vegetables. 

The sink is going to be "undermounted"... so it will be under the soapstone.

Here are some step by step photos...

I was so amazed at the jig my husband rigged so that the cut piece of soapstone wouldn't fall into the cabinet!
And here is the hole all cut!  The edges now need to be sanded!

It's all about the Soapstone Countertops in Kitchen

We've been working in the kitchen on the  soapstone  counters and island.  First the huge slabs had to be lowered down from the pallet... then cut into pieces.  Soapstone can be cut with a circular saw fitted with a diamond blade.
Here's the pieces surrounding the soapstone sink.

After we got all the pieces dry fitted, we then had to seam the pieces together using epoxy... then sand the seam smooth. 

The last step is to apply mineral oil to the soapstone.  The mineral oil turns the stone almost black and brings out the beautiful veining.