After rushing (safely!) home from class yesterday, my dad and grandpa were ready to put the floor in its rightful place! I was instructed, multiple times, to steer clear of the giant Lift-King carrying the 8x20 foot base, but I was just so excited I couldn't help myself! Now that the floor is ready, this weekend we'll be assembling the walls with the help of both my sister and my mom -- I'm still not positive how we were able to talk them into a day of work, but I'll take it!
Since I had multiple pictures from yesterday, I decided to try out the slideshow function; hopefully it's user-friendly. Stay toon for more pictures!
Friday morning brought an end to working on the floor! It was kind of a sad moment, because I really enjoyed working on it. My grandpa had to leave a little early so I actually got to finish the last couple of pieces myself!
Okay, now onto the picture to the right! My dad has been doing a renovation on a condo, and they were getting rid of these cabinets. Surprisingly, almost all of them work for what we plan on doing for the kitchen, so we picked them up tonight! Madison and I plan to sand them down and paint them either green or blue. We also thought we'd take out the centers of the doors and add chicken wire to open things up.
Alright, people! This is probably the weirdest/coolest transformation so far! My dad has been working on a job, and they were getting rid of their flooring. We decided to take this to our advantage and save (tons) of money by reusing it. I'm not going to lie, I was super nervous at first. Seeing the boards come in looking like the picture to the left, I think anyone would just think to buy new! But, after pulling out all the staples, sending the boards through the planer to take off the original finish, and beginning to put it down on the floor, I would have to say I'm more than happy with it!
Today my grandpa and I finished sheeting all of the walls! My dad and I decided to go with a new structural foam called Styrofoam SIS. Not only is it a lot lighter than plywood, which is really great for lifting/moving purposes, but it also works as an insulator, too. I loved learning how to use the staple gun and being able to work so much with my Grandpa! Tomorrow morning my dad and I will sheet metal and insulate the floor, just what I was hoping for on a beautiful Saturday morning (:
After a great morning with my grandpa, we successfully finished ship-lapping all of the pine for both the exterior and the interior roofing. If you're wondering what ship lap means, you can look at the picture below (don't worry, I didn't know what is was either!). It took us a little while to come up with a contraption that allowed us to not only be precise, but speedy! Next I'll have to polyurethane the boards that will be on the interior roof! Ah yes, and "Tailing the Shaper" was the job title my Grandpa gave me! When he was young, that was what they referred to the person who grabbed the board coming through the shaper.
We have successfully finished all four walls and the floor, and I left without a single sliver or jammed finger! My dad says it's only a matter of time, so I'm bracing myself! Next will be the rafters, which we will hopefully work on tomorrow. My dad has a week off from work so we've had a lot of time to focus on the tiny house, so when he goes back on Monday I'm sure our progress will slow slightly. Hopefully when he is away there will be some small tasks that he can have me working on, while I could also be working on some interior ideas with my sister, too!