Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sore Knees

We had a very productive weekend. The big job to tackle was the Hardibacker for the floor. Previously there had been a layer of plywood that the tile was adhered to, but the cement board will be a better substrate for when we actually get around to putting tile back down. Jen took on the task of troweling out the adhesive while I followed behind and screwed down the boards. By the time I was finished with one board Jen had the next area ready to go.
It's not a comfortable job working on flooring, and it took quite a few hours. It didn't help that our tolerance were a little tight so i had to do some trimming. Cement board is a hassle to trim, especially when you're just taking off a 1/4". We laid out the screws per the recommendations and ended up using a total of about 1000 in the floor. This is when i was glad to have a power drill, rather than relying on the cordless.
We even got around to building our wall cabinets
Just a small glitch with the gluing of the corner cabinet that left the face frame a little warped. Hopefully more wood glue and clamps will solve the problem. We'll see how that turns out in the morning.


joan said...

Your kitchen is coming on in leaps and bounds now. It's looking good.

Andrea said...

flooring base plus cabinets... you guys are rolling now!