Tiny House Construction – Weeks 17-19

Tiny House Construction – Weeks 17-19

Watch a time lapse to see what I have been up to:

A little more work got the roofing insulation fully installed. Not I could finally start thinking about sheathing the roof. While I was figuring this out, Mo gave me a hand finishing off staining the fascia boards.

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Roof insulation in

It took me a little while to get going with the sheathing, as there were a few details to consider, but once I had the first piece installed the rest came together fairly easily. I managed to get in a bit of a flow, which meant I could just get on and work without it requiring too much of my mental capacity. Which was a nice change. Working both at ground level and on the roof I got very good at leaving things where I couldn’t get them when I needed them. This meant I made about three times as many trips up and down the scaffolding and ladders as absolutely necessary. But it’s the only way I will learn.

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Figuring out the steps to getting the roof sheathing on

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One quarter of the house roof is quite close to the barn roof (under the blue tarp), so it is a bit of a squeeze to get up there. I could have repositioned the trailer in the barn, which was my original thought, but this would have taken a fair bit of time and created some other challenges. Instead I decided to try it as it was, and although very hot, grimy and a squeeze between rafters I managed to get the last remaining section of the roof sheathed without too much trouble.

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One sheathed roof!

Next was to start work on window trim. Mo helped me figure out the ‘recipe’ for the cuts and angles needed so I could get a production line going, which I did the next day.

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Test fitting the trim for the little and big window

With all of the lower windows trimmed out, I then had to remove every piece and start the time consuming process of staining.

Continuing with the exterior trim, Mo and I figured out another ‘recipe’ for making the corner boards for the house. These are made from a single 4×4 piece of cedar and require some interesting cuts using the table saw, chop saw, skill saw AND hand saw! We managed to get all of the lower corner boards finished.

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Mo and I figuring out the corner boards

I am now taking a long weekend off before July starts. I am aiming to have the exterior finished by the end of July so I can move the house out of the barn. It’s going to be another month of hard work, and we shall just have to see what happens.

2 Comments

Karina

about 8 months ago

Looking amazing! I hope to come by and see it sometime this week ! :)

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Carly

about 8 months ago

I love the photo of you and Mo just kind of standing there looking like "yup. That's a thing" (or whatever you guys were saying).

Also, I can't and won't say that the blue tarp and mini-window are my favorite things, but they both hold a dear spot in my heart. Good Job Joe-Haw! Another great post and week done :)

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