This was the first weekend in I don’t now how long that Kevin and I were actually home to work on the Little House. Lately we’ve been so busy we haven’t had time to take care of our lawn, let alone finish the office reno. The stars aligned this weekend though and we were able to knock quite a few things off our to-do list.
One of our first to-dos was to install the thresholds on our new office floor. There’s a bit of a height difference between our existing hardwoods and the new tile, so we had to get a threshold designed for just such an instance. We went with oak and stained it to match our existing floors, then measured and cut it to fit our doorways.
While Kevin was cutting the threshold down to size, I was cleaning up any excess mortar and grout from the threshold. We weren’t the neatest tilers ever, so it took a bit of elbow grease (and a hammer and baby crowbar) to get some of the mortar loose.
We did one last fit check to make sure that the threshold fit our door.
Then Kevin nailed ‘er in using our pneumatic nail gun. It’s a small Craftsman Evolv pancake compressor we got as a wedding present (I’m so glad we had a man registry now!).
Last but not least, we countersunk the nail heads.
All we need to do now is putty and stain the nail holes and our office floor will be 100% complete!
By the way, we got our new rug this weekend (I’ll post on it later this week). We’re having some problems (or a lot of problems) with the cat sharpening his claws on the rug and pulling great big tufts up out of it. Anyone have any ideas on how to get a cat to stop clawing up a rug? He has a scratching post AND one of those cardboard scratchy boxes.