guide for metal shears

September 29th, 2010

a DIY guide for our metal shears, so they will cut perfectly straight lines:

more hat channel

September 28th, 2010



More wall details…

September 24th, 2010

The wall detail is definitely taking all of our time right now, hence the focus:

wall detail in action

September 21st, 2010

We started putting the foam (polyisocyanurate – polyiso for short) on today – hopefully tomorrow we’ll start putting the salvaged, steel siding on.

wall detail: nylon threaded rod

September 17th, 2010

threaded rod starts going up

September 14th, 2010

we’ve started to put the nylon threaded rod onto the house…


drilling hat channel

September 13th, 2010


windows almost in and no wind turbine… :(

September 10th, 2010

The windows are almost in and some disappointing news: we won’t be installing the wind turbine — the neighbors were adamantly against it…

nice clouds

September 10th, 2010


salvaged dunnage

September 10th, 2010

We procured some really pretty tropical dunnage wood (from Viridian Wood Products) that has been re-milled into decking:

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