Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The video below (previous post) is the musical equivalent of building and then finally moving into a house built with your own hands. As I imagine it to be that is...

Som Sabadell flashmob - BANCO SABADELL

Monday, November 25, 2013

It's a Porch!

I'm real happy with how the porch turned out. The ceiling needs completed but it can wait until  the wiring is in and the type of light fixture will be used. The window for the door is due in on Wednesday. Take a look...

My camera isn't functioning properly, it won't focus on close-ups so the next pic is best I could get of the chiseled section left of the door. It's the same as the trim to the right of the window shown above.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Porch Trim

Today was a drizzly rainy day but not for the porch. I got the trim up except for one piece which needed chiseled on one side. It will act as  trim and siding in one piece, trim paint is on and the siding paint will go on tomorrow.

There were many times during this build where things got frustrating due to setbacks like bad cuts, poor ordering, timing, etc. Today though I really thought about what I'm doing and it feels really good to see the progress. When I'm working on this it doesn't feel like work but something I like doing. When I don't know what I'm doing I feel like God Himself is guiding my hand. I'm so thankful.

How 'bout a "selfie"

Thursday, November 21, 2013

More Trim

Had time today to cut and paint the trim for the door and window. I should get that on tomorrow and then cut and paint the siding. Here's the not so exciting pic...

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Hinged and Latched

Ladies and gentleman I have a door that opens and closes very nicely. Still need to glaze in a window and put one more coat of paint and it's good to go. In the mean time I'll trim and side the porch to finish that up.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Door Jamb

Unexpectedly had some time to work on the house today. Door jamb is plumb and level and ready to accept the door as soon the hinges are chiseled in.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Subaru Plug

It got bad real quick last night. I beat the road crews home from work in the Impreza, it cut thru the snow like a snow machine. I highly recommend getting one!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

A Door... Almost

It was a pretty good day not counting the gusty cold wind. 16 people braved the weather to check out my never ending project. Thanks to all who came and I hope you liked my little house.

The door jamb is cut but not fastened in place. Don't let the picture fool you, it's not quite ready yet...

Saturday, November 9, 2013

A Porch

I got the decking on today and hope to get the door jamb in tomorrow. I'll let the deck weather for a bit and then paint it grey to match the roof.

 Remember if you want to check it out in person you are welcome to stop by any time after 12 noon Sunday Nov. 10

Friday, November 8, 2013

...in the last 5 days

A lot of little things happened in the past week. Mostly emptied my pockets. I purchased my door jams and door hardware. I got the knob and hinges in Beaver at Fischer Hardware. Don and Wayne were great down there and they lent me a jig to drill the holes.

The outside of the door also got three coats of paint, I think it will look great. I also picked up decking for the porch.

A special shout out to Priscilla and Jack who wanted to get me something for the house. It's a 5x7 rug that I had my eye on for awhile. It's super nice and will go in the "great room". It will now be officially referred to as "Priscilla's rug". They are very special people to me and can't thank them enough!

Also, this Sunday if you want to check the house out stop by after 12 noon. It's kind of unorganized and I'll be working on projects but I wanted to set aside some time for any one who's interested to come see.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Teachable Moment

To all the small house bloggers who weren't afraid to post your mistakes; I thank you. To those considering building your own little house... here is one of my mistakes. I ordered my own roofing. May I suggest before ordering metal roofing please talk to someone who has done it before or let the person who will do it for you order the material.

Jim was here again and will have to come back - not his fault. We did get some Z pieces up that will hold the cap but I need to order new cap. So another week or two?

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Top has a Bottom!

The cedar went up so quick! Just needs some paint touch up over the screw holes. Next up will have to be getting the door in so I can figure out the siding on the porch.

All pictures were taken from the back yard.