It has a rustic pine-fired” finish (perhaps there is a significant difference between a finish that was done with a fire fueled by pine rather than by oak or alder?) with a visible mark in the center that looks like a hand print from a worker’s glove.
Oak was similar in price, but to reddish, and a very hard wood, which meas cutting and adhering would be tougher. The next step was the removal of the back splash and counter tops. I think you mentioned it before in a previous post. The garbage truck has two metal arms that fold together on either side of the plastic bin, lifts it and dumps it. Luckily the trash guy saw me one day and stopped.
Now that the process is almost over, we’re glad we decided to up the budget and get (almost) everything that we wanted. Wait…the price for the subway tile is a little low b/c about a year after being here i had the guy come back and tile the entire wall behind the stove.
There were instances where it even got slushy once you opened it. We had potatoes freeze down there too. Technically poplar is still a soft wood, but I like that the counter would show a bit of age with dings, it makes it look older. One of the most daunting operational aspects of managing a facility like condominium s and apartment owner is parking system.
We’ve been losing some sleep over all the little details that our initial budget didn’t take into consideration – building a wall to support the oven which will be installed at an angle, designing and building a support for the table top at the end of the island, patching the ceiling where the soffit is removed, etc.