St Theresa Renovation
Welcome to St Theresa's Renovation
It has begun! A year and a half of planning and preparation. Demolition started on Saturday April 22
The old paneling was removed and the pews were loosened. The carpet was removed and exposed some floor tile from a previous time.
This Gem was found in the bell tower over the old church entrance,covered by the paneling. It will refurbished and repurposed in the entryway of the church.
Scaffolding is up and work is progressing
View of the Sanctuary from the choir loft.
patching the ceiling by the organ chest
Progress week ending 5.12.17
The entry way has been stripped of the paneling,new electric wiring installed for exterior lighting.
The plywood at the peak covered the old bell tower stained glass windows. The window will be refurbished and backlighted and displayed at the entry way at the peak.
The brickwork will be cleaned and refurbished and left exposed
The new reconciliation room has been rough framed and wiring has been installed.
Insulation will be installed for sound control.
View of the south east back of church. Walls are being patched and painted. The side walls where the plaster has been stripped are being prepped to receive drywall and then a plaster coat to match existing plaster
Week Ending 5.20.17 update
It was a busy week around the site, The lower walls were plastered in preparation for paint. The base coat of paint is applied on the ceiling and upper walls. Decorative stenciling has begun on the ceiling. The entryway and new reconciliation room have been insulated and passed their electrical inspection and are ready to receive their sheetrock.The Alter and Sanctuary area continue to develop. The rough framing for the stairs is installed.
It is truly exciting to see and be part of the transformation.
In order to make sure the floor will not deflect when the marble is applied in the Sanctuary, the floor had to be leveled and shored up. The massive beam with its keyed joint was sagging. Lead carpenter Rick Pahl with Lee Bluel, Don Charapata, Mark Walcheske and Jodi Stegar installed footings to support the 3 column post that were used to jack the floor up to level and support the area under the Alter. Additional beams were installed to support the sagging structure by the team.
New plaster applied to walls where paneling was removed. The area was blended to match the existing.
Completed stencil around light pendant.
Work continues as the design is implemented. This week the entry and reconciliation room were insulated with spray foam by Dave Schwemer
The drywall was applied to the entry and reconciliation room and the joints were mudded in preparation of painting.
The entry brickwork was tuck pointed and bricks reset by Lee Bluel. They will be cleaned and left exposed as is.
The sanctuary floor has been raised per the design. The Ambo will be reset back from its original location to improve the celebrants sight line to the front pew. A sample of the column marble faux paint can be seen under the scaffolding.