Well, as Jim Cantore would say… THE WIND IS PELTING MY BODY! TORRENTIAL RAIN!
Luckily, no locusts. We got more done on the roof. We got the entire left side done(Or right, as it depends very much upon which way one is standing.) We got the rest of the rafters cut, so all we have to do is slap them on and do some bracing. Then plywood. Luckily, we have enough tar paper now… so we can get to shingling soon. It’s massive in the loft. Four and a half feet centered is a lot for a loft. Four or five people could comfortably sit around a campfire up there. Without the campfire, now that just doesn’t make sense. But it is definitely an established sitting form-factor. How you sitting? Indian? Cross-legged? Desk? CAMPFIRE! I need to add some more bracing in the kitchen for that purpose. It’s really sturdy over the bathroom, but over the kitchen is still a bit iffy.
Now… This is just to show y’all what we have so far as it will be going into the house. We’ve already shown the stove, the shower, some windows, toilet, the stove, and that great stove I found. But here’s some of the other stuff. Fah Free! No waffle fries, though.
Two windows there… metal. Brand new, actually. Guy was renovating and decided against using them.
Stainless sink. Big, but choosers can’t be beggars.Or buggers, as the spell check wants me to say.
Outlets, junction boxes,….
Our door and the final window. That’s not a scratch/crack on the door… it’s a band saw blade leaning against it.
And I might as well post photos of our lovely shop. Which was perfectly clean before we started this. What can I say, I was in a photographic mood today. I have a photographic memory as long as I remember to take the photo and look at it later.
Oooh… Table saw. I love me some table sawage. Most of the lumber we use is actually 2×6’s, 2×8’s, or 2×10’s. It’s really hard to find long 2×4’s. So having a table saw to cut stuff into 2×4’s is essential. So if you’re going to try to do it, go get one. Now. You can read this later.
Is this post ever going to end?!
Yes! In closing, I did get a couple things at the dump today. There was a big stainless steel grill there. So I robbed the doors off it. I might make some upper cabinets in the kitchen with them. The lower cabinet doors are going to made out of oak bi-fold doors I found and cut in half. But this will provide some contrast. You know? A bit of charm? Some victoriana charm? I also took the handle. It was even nicer stainless. Couple routed 2×4’s for a bracket, and it’ll make a nice towel rack.
As far as I know, there is only one person who actually reads this blog. So I shall go ahead and address her directly. Hi Em!
That will be all. -Ted