Sunday, July 31, 2016

Big Day at the Hall

The wreaking Crew
Day 12 (7/31/16)

Today was a really big day of construction at the hall. Yesterday had been pretty much of a wash since it was Holland Fest weekend and we always spend that Saturday at our son and daughter-in-law’s watching the parade with our grandson and a bunch of friends. Our friend Nelly, Mark Nelson, had come over to spend the weekend and work on the hall. It was a fortunate weekend to have some help because I needed to lay the floor in the loft which meant horsing some ¾ inch sub-floor panels up into the loft area. My son had already agreed to give us a hand so after a hearty breakfast the whole family and Nelly descended on the Town Hall. It ended up going faster than I thought. With one person nailing and the other two cutting and lifting by 1 o’clock we had the floor laid. Of course we would have never been able to do it without the help of our three year old grandson who had the time of his life holding tape measure's and generally just being everywhere at once. After we had bid Mark farewell Eileen and I went back to the hall to try out our idea for how we were going to handle the windows in the gallery area. Right now there are huge single pane windows that are in need of repair. Since we need the wall space for art we decided to cover most of the window and only allow the top quarter to let light through. The bottom part we covered with the same paneling that we are using for the other new walls and filling the cavity with insulation. It is actually exterior siding but it has the look of a thinner car siding which goes well with the rest of the building. On top we are using a poly-carbonate panel that will allow in light while offering insulation capabilities. We learned a lot from our first one but are really happy with the results. All in all it was a very fun and productive day.
Nelly nailing sub-floor

Measuring and cutting

Wade supervising 

View from the new loft

Pounding the nails with mom

Surfing through the job

Getting it together

Crew at work

Wade holding the tape in place. A very important job

The force is strong with this one.

Testing our window idea

New floor in the Loft

Ready for a couple coats of white paint

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