Once this was done, we began all of the finishing work which included building several cabinets and endless hours of priming and painting. The 1940’s sink was brought from the 1780 house as was the art deco style kitchen pump which I used as the kitchen faucet. The doors for the sink base are made from two old window sashes from the first log cabin to which I added punched tin panels. I acquired two hand made six-panel doors and a bead board door from a 1790’s stage coach stop located in Export, Pa. that was going to be torn down. The six-panel doors were cut to make smaller doors for the four door cabinets. One set was used for the TV cabinet in the keeping room. The other door set was used to construct the corner cabinet in the kitchen. The bead board attic door from the stagecoach tavern was used to hide the refrigerator and microwave. The doughbox is made from old growth white pine that was used in the 1780 log house. The top plank has saw kerf marks from being pit sawn and is one piece of pine that is 21 inches wide.
The final months of finishing work included recycling the last large pile of scrap wood. All of this was the clapboard that was on the outside of the 1826 house. The weathered wood gave the final painted surface of the baseboard and trim the perfect accent to the hewn logs. Each piece of trim needed to be cut to fit because of all the irregular corners involved in hewn houses.
Our project was finally completed when the last hand made drapery rod was attached at the end of 1999. We would open our Bed & Breakfast in January of 2000.
Oak Noggin Bed & Breakfast LLC
209 Waterman Road West
Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania 15025
412 714-3571 412 714-3571