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This blog is about our new restaurant Lulu & Po. We wanted to start the blog with our contruction phase and share the photos and findings with you. This blog will eventually turn into our menu blog after we open, posting our updated menus with you as they change, seasonally, weekly and daily. Enjoy.

Books to read
  • The Art of Eating
    The Art of Eating
    by M. F. K. Fisher, Joan Reardon
  • The Rituals of Dinner: Visser, Margaret
    The Rituals of Dinner: Visser, Margaret
    by Margaret Visser
  • Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well (Lorenzo Da Ponte Italian Library)
    Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well (Lorenzo Da Ponte Italian Library)
    by Pellegrino Artusi
  • Honey from a Weed: Fasting and Feasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades and Apulia
    Honey from a Weed: Fasting and Feasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades and Apulia
    by Patience Gray
  • The Physiology of Taste: Or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy
    The Physiology of Taste: Or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy
    by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
  • La Cuisine Du Comté De Nice par Jacques Médecin
    La Cuisine Du Comté De Nice par Jacques Médecin
    by Jacques Médecin
  • Auberge Of The Flowering Hearth
    Auberge Of The Flowering Hearth
    by Roy Andries De Groot
  • Canal House Cooking Volume No. 1: Summer
    Canal House Cooking Volume No. 1: Summer
    by Christopher Hirsheimer, Melissa Hamilton
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Friday
Apr272012

The Ceiling

Well we just about had the upstairs done. Really. We were ready to go. The place was clean. Hasd a party. The health department likes us. We just put up the new pine wall and we were getting ready to put the pine on the ceiling. We were going to leave up the old sheetrock on the ceiling and lay nailing strips to nail the pine to. It was going to a piece of cake, until our contractor told us that he didn't think that the metal framing under the sheetrock was strong enough to hold the sheetrock and the old pine flooring. Guess what? We had to take it down. What a mess. I was devastated. The place was almost ready to go. So anyway. we dove in and got it down with the help of Nico and Brian Leider our friends. We reinforced the metal framing and laid 3/8 thick plywood for nailers and off we went. We are close to finishing it. The whole project took two weeks. Set us a back a bit, but it was worth the filth and grime and dust. The ceiling is going to be beautiful. Hey, if the restaurant doesn't work out and you need someone to put flooring on your ceiling, I'm your man. Enjoy the photos.

metal framing, look at that old tin ceiling

the old sheet rock ceiling

more framing. notice the pine wall?

enough framing right?

 

nice right?

me and Nico cutting pine flooring

staining

3/8 in ply for nailing strips

first ceiling board

WTF did we do? Nice beard ha. First one ever this year

 

more stain

Reader Comments (2)

love the photos of the frame work. It must have been heart breaking pulling down the ceiling, but definitely was the right choice. I think you'd rather it came down now with a touch of inconvenience than something worse to happen maybe at the opening.

We have made the turn and are officially on the down hill side of our Summer construction time frame!

June 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArchitects in Chennai

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