Schedule: On Time
Prognosis for Survival: Steady
When it came time to discuss railings for the deck, the contractor mentioned an idea he's wanted to try out for a while but hadn't had a good project to do it with — using a wire grid system instead of the black metal spindles he usually uses. The idea with the black metal spindles is that they are relatively invisible to the eye from a distance. The wire grid would also be minimally visible while still being interesting up close and with fewer newel posts. The contractor and I both did some searching for a black wire grid of the gauge and spacing he wanted, but finding the right product at a decent price (without having to order a huge quantity of it FOB Shanghai via Alibaba) proved difficult. In the end, though, the contractor did find the right size galvanized wire grid and it started to go up today.