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Walhachin B.C house restoration/modernization


Well, it’s been over a week since my last post… and no, I am not slacking off… or losing interest (it will take another month or so for me to lose complete interest in the blog :p) I just simply haven’t been able to blog due to the lack of internet connectivity in Walhachin B.C. My holidays consisted of mainly doing work on the fix er’ up er’ house and mountain biking.

The work I completed consisted of removing several layers of flooring that were coving up 95+ year old hard wood floors, that’s right, 95 year old!!! (The house was built in 1912 or so?). For some more information on Walhachin B.C and a picture of my house from WAY back when, check out this site! http://www.michaelkluckner.com/bciw6walhachin.html 

Once I removed the first layer of carpet (quite easy) I seen a layer of  linoleum that had to get removed… and after that layer of linoleum, I had to remove not one, but TWO sub floors slapped together with about 900 million odd nails and screws???  

SubFloor Ripup

After I got past the second layer of sub floor, I finally got to witness the shape of the original hardwood, not sooo good, so at that point we decided to go with a rustic look, and only give the floor a light sanding. The wood looks and smells like fur, but I’m not sure on that, if you know by looking PLEASE let me know!

Starting to see hardwood  not touched hardwood

In the living room I ran into a problem, it was tiled… and it seems like way back in the day, when it was tiled, they figured tar would be the back was to lay the tile down. That’s right, I said TAR!

Tile in living room

So rather than take up the entire tile, and try to sand off some seriously toxic tar, I used laminate flooring to cover the horrible mess! That was quite easy, and looks great!

Me Laying Laminate

Other than that, we did a bit of biking every evening when the sun went down, if you take a look at the pictures, or do some reading on Walhachin you’ll just how arid this part of B.C is, the only reason it’s called semi arid is due to the odd tree you find every 2-3 KM that’s man watered.. it wouldn’t survive on it’s own!

More Pictures on our trip and restoration