Front Porch!

August 15th, 2011

A big thank you to our good friend Skander who returned from his tenure as a mountain man on Denali to put the decking on our front porch, it looks wonderful. Below is a picture part way through the construction process:

Good luck on the rest of your travels, buddy.

DIY Light Fixtures

August 15th, 2011

We decided (admittedly what some may think an odd decision) to make all the lights in the house be fixtures that are actually plugged into the ceiling through a normal outlet. We wanted the ability, in the future, to change our light fixtures easily. For the light fixtures we decided on a simple and DIY look.

A big thank you to Kelly for helping with the assembly.

A new initiate to the blood record.

August 14th, 2011

Garrett did a number on his thumb with the angle grinder over the weekend while building the front stairs.

Below is an entry in my long-running battle with the angle grinder (angle grinder 4, dustin 0):

grinder incident

“So where’s the front door?”

August 13th, 2011

This is a question that we’ve often fielded when giving tours of the house or to those passing by. The answer in our mind has always been obvious, but that’s ’cause we designed the place. Well hopefully with the addition of the front stairs the answer will be self-evident. And a big thank you to our Dad who has been integral getting the design from computer to reality; the stairs were conceptually simple, but implementing them took a bit of head scratching.

Thank you to Trillium Pacific Millwork

August 11th, 2011

Special thanks to Mike Lipke and Trillium Pacific Millwork for donating the milling of our FSC wood paneling (pacific albus from The Collins Company) that will be applied to the interior of the house and the lamination of our interior stair treads.

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