Got a lot of little stuff done at the end of October! Most exciting is starting the flooring 🙂 There will be an open house in about a month at Newport Hardware. Details soon!
As I've stated previously, life got crazy! I was able to order appliances and do some theoretical work on the wee house, but no construction to speak of. Back in the swing of things now though! While I was in Las Vegas for a conference, the roof crew was working. Although I had wanted to … Continue reading Build Day 35 (7/28/12)
The 27th was window day! We installed the remaining windows (one was already in from the previous day) and took the rest of the afternoon off. Honestly I was apprehensive about putting in windows myself based on some comments I'd seen on other blogs, but its's not hard at all. It helped that these are … Continue reading Build Days 21-22 (5/27/12 – 5/28/12)
...and yet another roofing day concludes. The plywood went up on the dormers so we're good to go with all the plywood for the roof. Finally! Because of the height of the house and weight of the plywood, ladders seemed more awkward than necessary so we used the tractor. Not sure which would have won … Continue reading Build Day 17 (5/20/12)
2.5 hours worked today, so this will be pretty short. We found a small mistake made yesterday around the triangles so we cut out the trusses, trimmed them, and put them back in place. It looked fine yesterday because sometimes it's difficult to visualize how the next piece of the puzzle fits with the current … Continue reading Build Day 13 (5/16/12)
YES! We finally started to frame the roof today. I am particularly excited about this because I can finally see the real height and design of the house in front of me instead of just in my head and on paper. First we put up the ridge beam that we built about a week ago. … Continue reading Build Day 10 (5/12/12)
Today we built the two dormers that sit on both sides in the middle of the house. I'm glad we went with this design to break up the roof line a bit and add more head room and storage on the inside. These were actually pretty easy to make...they're essentially mini walls. The plans call … Continue reading Build Day 9 (5/6/12)