John & Melanie Richard

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Cherry Floors

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The lot had many mature cherry trees. At least 8 or 9 were removed to make room for the house. Thanks to our fly-fishing, forester friend, Jack Bell, these will be turned into our floors.
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I want to be a floor

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Me Too

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January 19th update:
Today we visited Tom Stauffer, owner of Hazelton Woodworks. Tom is the guy who is turning our trees into floors and stairs. We have some very beautiful cherry and maple. Here are some photos from our visit.

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Tom shows us how the ballusters and railing will look.

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Mel admires the cherry ballusters.

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Mel operates the mill under Tom's supervision.

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One of the stair treads goes through the planer.

March 10th update:
The cherry ballustrade parts for the loft stairs were brought from the finishing shop.

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The loft stairs. Aren't they pretty?

March 18th update:
The cherry found its way back home this week.

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The cherry (and maple) flooring rests in the master bedroom awaiting installation.

March 25th update:
The first of our cherry was installed, as Jarrod and Curtis began the loft stairs.

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Mel admires the loft railing.

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The skirt boards and newell posts are installed for the loft stairs.

April 1st update:
Work on the stairs and loft floor was finished.

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Jarrod and Curtis install the cherry stair treads.

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Jarrod shows off the ballustrade.

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The loft floor was installed. Here Jarrod cuts the cherry to length...

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... and Travis fits and nails it into place.

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The loft floor.

April 8th update:
The cherry floor was installed in the great room and kitchen. The Master Bedroom floor is soft maple. Both are very pleasing to us!!

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Jarrod nails the cherry floor in the kitchen.

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The great room floor reflects the light from the picture windows.

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The maple really warms up the Master Bedroom!