Auk interior

aukinterior

Almost ready for sea trials! Finn needs only to carve the stem to his liking and install oar locks. Maybe one more coat of Deks Olje. There are about a thousand boats in Shilshole Marina where Finn and Shannon moor their Camper-Nicholson 35; many wonderful boats, but, thanks to Iain Oughtred, none have a prettier dinghy.

kitchen

houseboat kitchen remodeled

houseboat kitchen remodeled


more light now

more light now

shelves strong enough for Pam's dishes and tagines

shelves strong enough for Pam’s dishes and tagines

We finished remodeling the kitchen: replaced the formica counter and steel sink with butcher block from Lumber Liquidators and a ceramic farm house sink (which required a new supporting structure), replaced the upper cabinets with open shelves—1 x 12 Douglas fir on steel corbels that Pam found made in Osh Kosh, Wisconsin, and refaced the lower cabinet doors and drawer faces with Euro birch plywood.

I cut the door/drawer pulls from rectangular walnut table legs that Pam had been saving. We copied the general design from photographs on the net, published by Sam Correa, a wood worker in the southwest. They are curved on three faces and are pegged in place with hardwood dowels. The tiles in the back splash(es) that Pam made are from Morocco and Tunisia.

Dream Tracks

Dream Tracks

Our dream tracks stretch
before us and behind;
we float back,
inch forward,
looking out as though
we were not always
the whole line,
vibrating music, flash
of brilliant movement,
art, love, life,
if you will.

~~

girls in tree, 1st Ave NE

girls in tree, 1st Ave NE