Phase Six....Interior Details
Interior Details will include the following.....
This home design does not include the typical stick built home details such as trim moldings, base boards, trim around doors.
When considering the interior wall finish its important to understand the earthen plaster does not give you the type of support
when needing to like hang a picture, hooks etc. When building your walls you can include wooden inserts while building your
earthen/cob walls. We included some but not a lot of this type of inserts.
Shelving.....primarily for under countertop
Donated cabinets were sanded and painted white. Home design allowed for very few upper mounted cabinets. We incorporated
a larger countertop surface with shelving below. We'll design the configuration to fit the usage.
COUNTERTOP, solid live edge pine......
The countertops we selected were from a local saw mill. The selected planks were then cut into more manageable lengths which
were determined long ago when designing kitchen location. While at the millwork site the hole for the under-mount sink was
cut out. The pine planks selected had a live edge on two sides. It was determined for better use of the edge placed up against
the southern wall it would be wise to trim the edge straight so a backsplash could be used.
Please consider when designing a solid plank countertop the weight and how you will handle it. With 2 cut edges to attach
together it was necessary to put attaching rods on the underside (picture is included).
The next phase is the finish. Sanding and smoothing for the finish required planing. Because we wanted to utilize the
maximum plank width the mill shop couldn't accommodate its width to machine plane without cutting plank down the middle
which would require re-attaching them together....just didn't want that line running down through the beautiful grain. Still trying
to decide about using epoxy resin to even out the dips in countertop surface. Will update with what was decided.