The first day of our weekend work party was a huge success! Not only did we make big in roads into laying our granite scrap tile floor, but the entire upstairs is now primed and ready for paint and the crushed stone is distributed onto our driveway.
Laying out 2′ square chalk lines for the granite counter top scrap floor. The 2′ square pattern was chosen because it is about as much as can be lifted by one person on a pallet.
Jay Julie and Sue working on assembling segments for the floor. They are working with 2′ square pallets which will be carried in when they are done. More pallets are being made in the background.
Sue assembling a square segment for the granite scrap floor
The work party from the second floor window. Our powerful tile saw is visible in the lower part of the image. It has a 12″ diamond blade and can slide 3′.
Spartan beginning to lay the granite floor
Marissa assembling a 2 foot square floor segment
Tim priming the ceiling for the secondary bed room
Popsicle and juice break
Janna assembling a complex mosaic sunburst
Sue and Janna distributing crushed stone for the driveway
We purchased a powerful 12″ 3′ sliding compound wet saw for making the granite scrap floor happen. It is still somewhat slow to make cuts–a couple of minutes for a long cut.
Most of what was accomplished in terms of setting tile by the end of the day. We can already see that we will enjoy artful reflections of sunlight off the granite on our walls. The wooden sticks lying around are the 1/2″ spacers for the 2′ squares.
Everything is looking AMAZING. I love the start of the floor. We miss you. I hope we can get together soon!