I've got a short and sad update for you today folks. As you know, it is important to us to try and keep our house as historically accurate as possible. With that in mind, we want to make sure that all the new woodwork and trim matches what we currently have in the house (you can see a lot of it in our before house tour). Brett found a local place nearby that makes the neat old mouldings at a good price, and we were all greatly relieved. Our order was in and waiting to be delivered when tragedy struck last Friday and the Mouldings Unlimited warehouse caught fire and burned down.
Because of all the wood, it was one hell of a blaze that completely destroyed the entire building. It is sad when any company suffers a loss like this, but Mouldings Unlimited was a small family owned place. It is going to be particularly hard for them to rebuild in this economy, and hard for their employees to find work. My heart goes out to the them all and I fervently hope that they can get back on their feet again soon.
As for us, well we are going to have to scramble to find another company that can reproduce the historic mouldings. We'll be finishing up with the drywall this weekend, and we'll need those mouldings very soon. Despite the increased pressure on us and the project, I come away from all of this counting my blessings.
Tune in next time for some happier news on construction, and maybe even some more design.