At Last!

Monday, I started off by going down town, to buy more stain for the the bunkbed stairs, I realised the colour problem had been my fault, if I had bought what I wanted, I would have bought, Wengue, which is dark, how I mixed up Nogal, I have no idea. However this time I went to a Paint Specialist, and after reviewing the colour examples, decided that Teca (Teak) was the nearest colour match.

Yesterday morning, I painted over the parts I had coated in Nogal, and then painted the outside of the frame, the contrast looks quite good.

Whilst it was drying, I went down the orchard with my Father-in-law, and we trimmed off the dead fronds from the Platano (cooking bananas), we certainly have ample supply of wildlife!

The trunks of the platano and bananas are made up of fibrous tubes one inside the other, and this retains water to feed the plants, these worms love it!

Unfortunately as we were making our way down the slope, my feet went from under me, and I landed flat on my back, not only knocking the wind out of me, but doing something to both my spine and hip at the same time, fortunately Henry was there to help me back to the house.

A couple of painkillers later, and I was back out late afternoon, waxing the boards and frame I had stained.

This morning, it was time to put this project to bed, it has certainly dragged on long enough, thanks to medical appointments, family visits and other commitments, I enjoyed designing and building the beds, but the stairs have been a chore. This is certainly my last big project.

Assembly
Finished
Drawers all work
Fitted in situ with about 5mm to spare either side at the base
Weight Test… Passed!
Yes… Even the Boss has given them a try!

Now that the project is completed and people don’t have to play at being Tarzan and Jane to get to the top bunk, I will have to think what is going to happen next, but I am taking a bit of time away from serious projects, and going to work the land for a bit, weather allowing.

Published by Phil Sale

I moved to Colombia from Spain in 2012, and I am happily married to a Colombiana.

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