Last night was the big push to finish installing the hardwood flooring in the bedroom. I'm fortunate that I don't have to make a living at installing hardwood flooring since I installed about one box every two hours. Keep in mind that I was walking out to the garage to make the cuts and the garage is at the opposite end of the house. The next room will be the small bedroom at the back of the house. Then the girl's bedroom which will be painted pink and purple (ick...their choice though). The floor looks great. I, of course, can pick out all the imperfections but I must admit that I like the look of cherry.
Fortunately Mrs. Bugbear is very pleased with the floor and sympathetic to my screaming back and creaking knees.
Next up is painting and installing the baseboard and trim around the window and doors. With my encouragement Mrs. Bugbear has decided to use a flat square trim. At the old house we used a 'Colonial' trim and painting and installing the trim was a pain. The advantage of the flat trim is that I don't have to cope the corners and painting will be quicker and easier than on the 'Colonial' trim.
Some good advice, when selecting hardwood flooring always pick natural wood. The flooring manufacturer's generally don't produce the same colors from one year to the next. So trying to match the lovely gunstock oak you bought last year (or last month) can be impossible.