The Scrap House

Last row should be last straw.

May 27, 2010
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Small update… got the cedar shakes finished on the final side. I hate doing the top row…combination of cutting and having to nail under the roof overhang is horrifically annoying. Anyway, got that finished and also most of the little top trim boards. I finagled what 1×6’s I had to make 7 of the 8, but I needed a 15.25″ piece for the final one and only have 14.5. In the words of Charlie Brown…ARRGH!

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I also took a further away photo because the sun was really nice this morning. Not sure the photo turned out so great. But there’s your “Tiny House in a Landscape” Mr. Kent Griswold…

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That’s Kent, owner of tinyhouseblog.com, not Clark, national lampoon. Now that we’ve got that cleared up… uhh, bye.

Oh yeah, almost forgot. This post is dedicated to Mr. Dead Bird. Who is a bird. Who’s dead. He was in the kitchen of the house, I’m guessing he flew in the doorknob hole and got stuck. They tuck their wings in to fly through openings which are too small, so they need momentum. But once they get in they don’t have enough room to gather the speed to get back out. I nailed something temporarily over the hole to prevent futher casualties. Here’s to you Mr. Dead Bird, for your beautiful yellow plumage and your inability to plan for future logistics.

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5 Lines Of Progress

May 18, 2010
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Just a small update…

Someone was kind enough to leave me two bundles of cedar shakes… not sure who, but thanks! So I now have enough to finish. I worked on it some yesterday until I ran out of nails… I was still using the tar paper nails I have to take the plastic off of, but I ran out of those. So I’ll get some more somewhere and am really close to finishing up.

Hopefully next week I’m going to have a block of time to focus on the house. I need to finish the wiring, then start walls, then floors. If I go at it and stay focused I think I can get about 90% there in a week or so. So luckily we’ll see some progress.

I’ll drop by a coffee roaster this week to get some burlap for the ceiling and I’ll try to find some drop clothes for the walls.

Check back and we’ll see how it goes. Peace y’all.


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This blog is dedicated to an experiment a group of three other fellow students and I are doing at our school in Buxton, NC. My Drafting III class and I set out to see if we could build a house for free. It's small, but functional. All the materials come out of dumpsters. And most of all, it's working.

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