Sunday, April 29, 2012

Cabinet Knobs

I bought these blown glass magnets at a fundraiser several years ago. I love them, but unfortunately I won't have much refrigerator space for them in the new house. So the magnets are getting removed from these and then the glass will get glued to some existing knobs.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Reinforced Loft Floor

When the loft was designed, it didn't quite have two heavy people in mind... so we decided it could use a little addition to the 24 on center. The boards we salvaged from some painted project some time ago and found in one of the out buildings.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cat Door Installed

Juno now has a way to get in and out of the house on her own. This will come in handy since I let her in or out of the trailer six times last night. She'll love having the house done too. Now I just need to come up with a ramp or step so she can actually get in.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Interior Touches

Our new flip clock came in the mail today. I love the look, the big numbers, and the lack of ticking (so Drew can sleep).

Also, thanks to Mom's brown paper bag flooring DIY discovery, we may have just figured out how we are going to finish the floors. Instead of bags, we'll use old maps. Mom already donated an old atlas to the cause. I'll be on the lookout for more in thrift stores. Basically, you crumple up maps, flatten them out again, glue them to the floor, and coat them thickly with serious polyurethane.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Loft Floor

Dad and I installed the loft floor after he got home from work. Tongue and groove pine goes in really easily, especially with a nail gun. Now I just need to sand and coat with urethane a couple times.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Exterior Complete

Just before Drew had to get back on the road we finished the last touches on the roof, siding, and trim. It still needs caulking and paint, but all in time.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Trim Finished

We trimmed the exterior with 5/4" deep 3 1/2" wide cedar. I threw a couple interior shots in for the fun of it.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Light Fixtures Ordered

After much deliberation we decided to put 12 V lighting in the house. There'll be a total of six recessed LED lights between the peak of the great area and underneath the loft. Additionally, there is a dome light in the loft and a dome light above the sink. And we threw a porch light in for good measure.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Two more windows!

Drew and I snuck some work in before it started raining. The front top window and the port side window are now installed. They still need to be flashed. One more window remains. But first we have to clear out everything stored in the loft to access it. Long overdue, but we also went through our tools. It was one of those situations when you get married where you have two sets of everything.
Then next step after the last window is to access the siding damage. Hopefully before Drew hits the road again we can have the entire exterior done... but we'll see.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The first 4 windows!

Thanks to help from Dad and Patricia, the first 4 windows are up. Again, put windows up before siding. That's why some of the siding boards are removed. Luckily they can be replaced with a certain amount of ease. All the windows are white vinyl and tempered. 6 of the 7 are push open casement windows and the remaining one is fixed. The cost all together was around $1400 from Sound Glass.

SIding September 2011

This post is a bit delayed. But the siding was installed by Drew and Dad. It is bevelled cedar siding intended for 6" coverage, but we decided to go with 5" coverage because it would look better. Also, if it weren't for the cost of windows... install them first! It makes it much easier to install the windows.