Wednesday, August 31, 2005

First Upper Window Framed (photo)

Progress continues. It looks as if there is enough salvaged cedar siding to cover the west, south and most of the east sides.

Board-by-board the exterior skin spreads. .

Monday, August 29, 2005

Stair Rail (photo)

Among the handful of items needed to final the house is the need for "grippable" handrails. The grippable standard is pretty tight, and the 2x4 top rail on the stairs didn't cut it. So here is my solution.

Round rail meets code.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Porch Roof (photos)

Hay season is over and the porch roof starts. It is made from the aluminum roofing salvaged from the nearby barn that we dismantled 2 years ago. Looks like we have plenty of material. Combined with the old siding the house has a weathered look as if it has been on the land for years.

Jordan and Jason confer..

The first section of porch roof nears completion.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Work Resumes

Hay season ended and work resumed on the house.

Jordan places a board up high..

Jason cuts a board while Jordan takes a break.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Water Shed (photo)

Around mid-July hay season began and work on the exterior of the house ceased. In the meantime I did more work on the watershed, completing the exterior paneling and framing up two of the four barn-style doors.

Water shed as it sat for over a year.

The water shed (background) missing a door

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

House at Dawn (photos)

View from the deck at sunrise.

Morning light in the living room.