Our Chore Before the Tile

Charlie needed to finish the details of cement board on the kneewall and subfloor in the conservatory bathroom before the tile setter starts working.

The space around the vent and back to the wall needs subfloor to support tile.
The space around the vent and back to the wall needs subfloor to support tile.

He needs to fill in the areas around the plumbing and air vent.

The cutting plan for the puzzle piece.
The cutting plan for the puzzle piece.
Charlie cut some lovely detailed pieces.
Charlie cut some lovely detailed pieces.

We found an old piece of half-inch plywood (because we never throw anything away) from which Charlie cut an intricate piece of subfloor.

These pieces fit snugly.
These pieces fit snugly.

Then he screwed the pieces in place.

Happily he found the piece f cement board that had been cut out of the floor in the first place.
Happily he found the piece f cement board that had been cut out of the floor in the first place.

Charlie pays great attention to details; I, on the other hand, see the forest.

Do you focus on the “big picture” or minutia?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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