Solstice happens soon, daylight is short and the busy holidays are here. Yet, thanks to our wonderful volunteers and donors, extraordinary progress has been made on the rejuvenation of the Clausen Cabin. Starting in October, a series of six volunteer work sessions were held. Result: All exterior wall surfaces have been furred and provided with additional insulation (R-18 added to the existing), infiltration barriers and gypsum board; interior walls were blocked to receive future items (e.g. grab bars, cabinets) and covered with gypsum board. The Monitor heater was refurbished and relocated, and with the new insulation and infiltration barriers, has no problem keeping the cabin toasty warm even during the recent cold spell. The interior was now ready for taping/mudding, and priming/painting.
Painters & Allied Trade Local 1959, after being contacted by JTEL President Syrilyn Tong, volunteered to provide taping/painting labor and started on Saturday, December 10th. A week later, the walls have been painted and are now ready to receive electrical finish work, doors, trim and base, and wall supported items.
Bear Electric will be returning next week to complete the electrical work. In the next steps of the renovation, JTEL volunteers will be installing new floor underlayment, two new doors, salvaged cabinets, trim and flooring.
Interior wall blocking going in.
Special gratitude to those who volunteered to make it possible:
Wall Insulation/Furring and Sheet Rock Go for It Crew: Deirdre Helfferich, Mindy Gallagher, Ginny Gallagher, Syrilyn Tong, Eli Sonafrank, Eric Glos, Mike Musick, Gary Pohl, and Greg Selid. This crew “rocked”.
The same wall newly painted.
Most Awesome Painters: Charlie Young, Josh Terry and Alonzo Torres from Local 1959 came in on their own time, during mostly two weekends, to do a stellar job, The walls are smooth surfaced and painted semi-gloss with a commercial grade 3-coat system. It looks marvelous and will provide a very durable wall surface. JTEL greatly appreciates this wonderful holiday gift.