We are building a house. Not just any house, but an 1850s-style octagon house, the kind that used to be found here and there on the Midwestern prairie. For most of the construction we use existing materials that Jim has scrounged over the years. Read on and enjoy! — Jim & Sam
The house is becoming quite glitzy. We have the chandeliers hung. We may turn out attentions to the cupola floor next. Currently we are working on some woodwork. I am getting some practice with the chisel and plane. Well here's to the work ahead. Sam
Front hallway looking into dining room
Front hallway looking into living room. Note what braces the newel post.