Sunday, April 13, 2014

...and More Siding

Several new pieces went up, almost finished with this side then on to the other. I'm reminded how long this cement board takes.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Siding Touch Up!

Tidying up some more of the siding. Right to the pics...

As a reminder, this pic shows how the top row looked all winter...

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Good Weather!

We had good weather today in western PA so it's back to work on the little house. It was an extremely long and cold winter that drove progress to a halt. I'm back and it was good to "do" something and look forward to finishing this summer.

First half of the day I reorganized the basement and tools and tidied up so I know what what I have. Also managed to locate where the plumbing and electric will go through the floor and not hit deck studs. Then I got one piece or siding up close to the roof to trim the top row. The first piece I made I didn't like and and the piece I have up may come down because it doesn't look great. Due to the narrow size on the top row I made a straight cut on the bottom edge. I'm probably going to stagger them it's just going to be a time consuming project. I'll have to experiment and see what happens.

It's great to be back and thank you for following along! Here's that one piece that's up in the pics...

Friday, January 24, 2014

It's Cold

Just to let you know I'm still here. I'm reading up on the electric and trying to figure out what exactly I need so I can plan my circuits. Probably won't do anything in the next two weeks due to the cold. It's 1 degree today and colder air coming. I'm just going to hang out in the fridge to warm up. Take care and be careful if you have to be out in the cold!

Friday, January 3, 2014


This past week I've been cutting and placing the 1" insulation boards. They are not spray foamed in yet so they can be easily removed when the house gets wired. Finished it up yesterday which happened to be the coldest night of the year so of course I wanted to sleep in it. I used my (Eden Pure like) heater, I don't know the off brand name. It was about 5f  (-15c) outside and got to a high of 50f  (10) inside holding a steady 48f (9c). Considering it's not foamed in and there is 2" more of insulation to be placed I was pretty happy. The 2" pieces will be placed after the wiring. I slept great by the way!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Piano Roof

Winter slowdown is here so all I have is a keyboard to show off...

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Glass in the Door!

My window pane came in for the door so I got that finished up. It also got new coat of paint yesterday because it looked a little beat up when it was hung. The braces on the inside will come out when the glazing sets up.