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Since our original tile guy flaked out on us, Kenny had a guy named Jake come out and take a look at the Devil Queen. He said that he could have all our tile work finished in a week and he could start now. I called him Tuesday morning and told him to start on it whenever he could. He was at the Devil Queen about 45 minutes later. So far I’m really pleased with his work.
Since our moving travesty is behind us now, I can once again focus solely on the Queen. I didn’t finish much, but I did manage to finish priming the master bedroom ceiling. Tomorrow night (?) it’ll be time to caulk the bastard, and then we start in on the final coat of paint this weekend.
While Kenny is an extremely nice guy, his motives aren’t entirely altruistic (which is fine by me). He’s getting ready to wrap up work on the Queen in June (I know he has two jobs lined up after the Queen), and the tile & dry wall were going to become bottle necks to his progress before too much longer.
Here are a couple of pictures of the main hall's wainscotting. The new bead board isn't as thick as the original stuff. Kenny and Burt have had to shim it out to match the thickness. They have some 1/4 inch "bead board" plywood left from the master bathroom, and it is the perfect thickness for the shims. Here are some of the plywood spacers:
And, here is the new wainscotting: