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!).
…I also finally got my bathtub/shower/washing machine. I thought I was going to have to order one online, when I happened to drive by the farm supply store that I didn’t know was there, and saw the perfect size trough, I mean shower, sitting out almost buried in a giant snow bank. After I and one of the guys who works there spent an hour digging it out and unfreezing it from the pavement, we realized it had been full of water when it froze. So, we had to sleigh ride it on a snow shovel to the door, then put it on a flatbed cart, then heave it up into the bed of my truck. Triumph!
I was so anxious to get it into the house that I put the jet-fuel heater to work at a new task. It took almost an hour and a half, but I finally got the 80 pound ice block out, and got the beast into the house.
Just a shower…
Friggin’ roofs. Hate ’em. But getting close (Again, end of October/beginning of November). Worried about creep, I decided to put in a structural/decorative feature in the middle of the living room. I put some extra rafters with cedar beams between them in the ‘big’ gap in the living room, so there will be less chance of my house falling apart. I’ll use them to hang my ceiling fan, ceiling light, ceiling cat. whatever I want to hang from the ceiling….
But my rafters are in and up! Gonna try to put the plywood up tomorrow!
Hurricane ties are big and important…
Oh, and here’s a pretty cool picture I snagged off the webcam the night I finished the rafters:
After much annoying structural prep work, including using the cool pully I bought for a dollar at a woodworker’s garage sale to eliminate the bow in one of the walls, I got my sleeping and storage lofts done. It’s the first work that will actually be visible when the house is finished, and I had to be meticulous about it.
Now I can start on the roof!