The last month of blog postings (. , , ) have all had one theme in common: work is progressing, even if you cannot really see it. Then Christmas came, and one of the most highly visible features of the studio was suddenly finished:
Tung Oil, the finish, is known even to Wikipedia for its ability to accentuate the natural beauty of wood and to bring out the greatest contrast in grain coloration. But even if a picture is worth a thousand words, to really understand the nature of the finish and materials, check out the following animated gif (which is not animated on this page so as not to distract too much from the blog):
As you probably well notice, the color of the diamonds changes radically as one walks around the room…
Yes…it’s that different! What’s not shown in the photos however, is that when things are this cold outside:
the radiant heat in the floor makes it toasty-warm on the inside. It’s really nice! Here’s another pretty picture of our White Christmas:
Further progress was made in putting up fabric in Sound Lock 1, putting up more sheetrock in the Machine Room, and getting more of the cabinets hung, but those images will have to wait another week. But progress was made, and now we can evaluate where we stand right now as though we were half-way between 8 weeks in the future (when we should be done with the Main) and 8 weeks in the past:
Yes indeed we have come a long way in just 8 weeks!
In the mean time, I hope that everybody has a wonderful 2011, and I look forward to seeing Ian Schreier presiding over his first sessions in the studio come Spring!