Flooring progress

It’s been a while since I’ve made an update, and since the flooring is going in rather nicely and is almost complete in the office, I figured I’d brag a bit. I have to take up the carpet tack strip at the laundry room door and put down the tack strip for the hardwood divider, but that’ll be semi-easy. So, with no further ado, the office, part 1:

floor1-1The baseboards aren’t in yet (obviously) and there’s a bit of painting touch-up to be done, but damn it looks good (if I do say so myself). It even runs into the closet seen in the upper left hand corner of the picture – it’s a small closet, but it’s a closet. Part 2:

floor1-2The HVAC closet is on the right behind the fanfold doors. This is the first time in 2 years (possibly more) that those fanfold doors have been closed, simply because closing them on a bare cement slab would have been pointless. I also decided not to put in a divider at the doorway since the total length is about 35 feet, 5 feet shy of requiring an expansion strip per the manufacturer.

The main room isn’t nearly as far along – I still have quite a bit of cleanup to do before I can even put down the underlayment, much less the flooring. Still, here’s the main room:

floor1-3The silver is the underlayment. The floor literally just snaps together – no glue, no nailing, nothing. On the left is the newel post I put in – I have to finish that out and put up drywall there, but I still haven’t completely figured out what order I’m going to attack that in (drywall, stair treads, stair risers, etc). My wiring closet:

floor1-4Again, no baseboards. The “wall” in the back will eventually be solid and have a shelf in front of it, but be openable to get to the storage spaceĀ  behind it. The yellow things in that space are sawhorses. The table saw in the picture is the one I scored on clearance today – $230 table saw for $137! A slightly different angle showing the current closet rack holding my network gear:

floor1-5The Black & Decker bag with the drill in it will eventually live behind the wall. Once everything is done, the cabling will get a serious cleanup, and a shelf will go in on the right that my frankenstorage server will sit on. Probably also going to put a monitor arm on the right wall with a small (15 to 17 inch) LCD panel since I don’t really have a “crash cart” and putting up a permanent monitor would be a heck of a lot smarter than trying to kit out and then store a crash cart so I can roll it into this very closet when something goes wrong, then roll it back out when I fix whatever it is. Hey, I may be dumb, but I ain’t stupid!


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