Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Remodeling continues...

We have now rough in the restroom and have been insulating the walls and getting the Gallery ready for the winter.  Work will continue through the winter on finishing the space while the outside work will have to stop.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Bell Street Gallery goes through a leveling...

So the inside has been stripped to to bones and we're starting to restore and add elements.
This is how much the back of the building had to be raised to make the floor level with the back. Of coarse, it rained while Gary from Grampa Tony's and Chuck Nelson dug and corrected for the years of sinking.
Gabe makes room for a new door with my favorite tool, a chainsaw....
This door will lead to the new deck for pottery and the shed which will be full of "stuff" for kids.

Chuck Nelson had to crawl under the building to jack up the middle of the building.... "Are you a good witch or a bad witch?".

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Bell Street Gallery on Madeline Island continues to be demo

Progress this week was a bit slow with issues of getting stuff to the Island.  But we've found hard wood floors on half of the gallery floor and pine planks on the other half.  The walls are covered with 70 year old pine barn boards most in great shape.  We've ordered new beams to run from the top of the walls across the room from a local saw mill.  Next week is raising the floor so it's level, the new metal roof and the sky light replacing the old furnace chimney.