Build Day 23 (6/02/12)

Been a few days since we worked on the house - I went up to the office for a bit again.  Yesterday the front door came in and we picked up the shower as well.  I can't wait to see how the door looks on the house!  It'll also be nice to keep out the … Continue reading Build Day 23 (6/02/12)

Build Day 17 (5/20/12)

...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)

Build Day 13 (5/16/12)

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)

Build Day 7 (4/30/12)

A super short update this time.  Based on weather and the fact that I had some homework due, I only worked on covering the storage compartment with plywood. I am happy to report that I was able to use the scraps of plywood lying around from cuts we had made for the walls.  We still … Continue reading Build Day 7 (4/30/12)

Build Day 6 (4/28/12)

Can you believe we've only had 6 actual days of construction??  I'd like to note that when I say "build day" I mean just that.  There are TONS of days spent on planning and material-gathering.  But on to the important stuff... We started the day by sheathing the other long wall, cutting out openings for … Continue reading Build Day 6 (4/28/12)

Build Day 5 (4/21/12)

Another super productive day on the wee house.  Dad and I put plywood up on 2 walls, starting with one of the long ones. The full sheets went up quickly with only a smigden to saw off in length.  Obviously the hardest sections were where the living room and kitchen window are, but honestly we … Continue reading Build Day 5 (4/21/12)