Enter Sandman?

We (the wife and I) moved into our house about a year and a half ago and with the market being so horrid we decided to hold off on selling the old place.

It’s an awesome victorian in St.Paul with a double lot and enough woodwork to “solve the wood shortage in Japan” as my buddy Fran likes to say.

For various reasons we’ve decided to put the place on the market, but not before doing some touch up work like painting and having the floors finished. So, I have been soliciting vendors to refinish the hardwood floors and the most recent recommendation is The Sandman.

This fellow appears to be somewhat of an ecclectic as he not only finishes floors, but also “designs and builds gypsy camper wagons and huts, fish houses, and unique wood structures.” 

In the words of a famous comic “Wait, wait there’s more” as the Sandman’s talents don’t stop with unique wood. He also is a self described “old school singer/songwriter” that has several albums and songs such as “The United States of Love”, “I’m So Free I Don’t Even Need to be Me”, and “One Color Won’t Do”.

Perhaps most intriguing is under his FAQ

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: Cash, check, credit card, barter. 

Barter! I wonder if he’ll work for a song? (terrible pun intended)

Even though his Google Page Rank is a meager 0/10 I think I’ll give him a call and get an estimate.  This could be epic.

 

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3 Comments so far

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  2. greg on April 17th, 2009 @ 2:05 pm

    I did mine myself. But I’m cheap and okay with them not looking perfect. :)


  3. David (jacc) on April 17th, 2009 @ 2:28 pm

    @greg – I’d probably give it a shot if we weren’t going to sell the house. Considering we will be asking a *million dollars for the house I want the floors to be perfect.

    *ok, not really a million, but in this market anything over 30k is like a million.



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