Demolishing is pretty much done, thanks to Russ and his crew. Now what will we do next?
Common sense would dictate us to start sanding the existing Douglas fir flooring, and then polish the floor in lacquer. We could then move onto putting up drywall on the walls and paint the walls. That is what you would have done, right?
Then someone advised us to hold off these plans until the pizza oven arrives… because of its weight. What if someone is careless and scratches the floor while hauling a "5,000" pound pizza oven over the freshly sanded and polished floor. Wouldn’t you feel so sick if that happened?
In our case, we can’t do anything but "wait" for the pizza oven which had been scheduled to arrive at the end of this month. The crew is getting restless. Then, we just found that the shipment has been delayed and will now arrive next month. Whhhhhaattttt????
Ok, that is enough, and we are not going to wait any longer. We will go ahead and begin sanding and polishing the softwood flooring as originally discussed. We have come up with another way to protect the floor when the oven arrives and is moved across the floor. We checked with Michael Fairholme, the wood burning oven consultant, and he has agreed with the back-up plan. Whew.
We hope there won't be many hiccups along the way.