More random building

As I was sitting around, drinking cheap scotch, contemplating what to build next and where, I realized I could use what would’ve been unused space to hold some book shelves. I certainly won’t be able to keep all my books in the house, but I’ll have room to keep a selection there as needed. I forgot to take pictures of them specifically, but remembered to take pictures after I installed some downlights in them. And also put some ‘mood lights’ on top.

 

On to the walls and plumbing

I then started on the paneling, doing a bunch of plumbing, building random furniture and installing the tub/shower/beer cooler. I also brought a bathroom vanity from home so I could have a wash basin. I think I spent more time moving all the crap around and around out of the work area than I did actually working.

It’s been a while..

…since I’ve posted, and also since I’ve insulated. It was the first time I really drove the full house into a ‘civilized’ town. I drove it to Otsego and back, even in a snow storm, with no problems! I kept looking up at the electrical wires, sure I was going to be on the news for the guy who cut power to the local tavern (tragedy!!!), but I had no reason for concern. I can take this thing anywhere!!

 

Appliances

I installed my water heater, finally, did a bit of plumbing, and cleaned up the inside of the place in preparation for spray foam insulation…but still waiting to get that done. Ugh.

Laying Steel…

The roof for the ‘shed’ came in yesterday, so I ran to the store this morning to grab it and started putting it in. Went pretty well considering I’ve never installed a steel roof before. I only made three mistakes. (Don’t tell anyone. I think I can fix them.)

I think I’ll be able to finish the siding tomorrow, and maybe even install my skylight as well. Hopefully the rest of the roof will be here before the weekend.

Hey! What’s the big idea?

Seems the Wayland Fire Department is ahead of the curve. I happened to be driving by and caught it out of the corner of my eye.

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I finally have a real door!

I’m planning on building my own door at some point, but I wanted to just get one in so I could finish the siding. I bought a scrap door, but spent so much friggin’ time cutting it down to size, adding wood to support the edges, and installing the hinges, I think this door might stay for a while. And the color almost matches the windows, so I’ll probably wait until I’m living in it to take my time on building a better one.

I’ve gone as far as I can on the siding. I can’t finish the siding on the front until I get the steel roof on the ‘shed’, but that should happen soon (I hope!).