Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Ceiling Planks

"Faux Reclaimed" planks cover the OSB sheathing on the Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) roof
Sourced from the Shohola Sawmill on Hwy 6 between Hawley & Milford PA. 

Reclaimed wood is overrated. It fetches a hefty price premium in the northeast due to the mill work required to standardize it. It is also in high demand with designers. Environmental benefits of reusing old wood? Not really there. Buying new wood from sustainably managed local forests is actually the way to go. A ceiling does not need to stand up to foot traffic so a soft wood such as pine will do the trick. 

How we achieved the "reclaimed" random look from new pine planks 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Major Kitchen Progress

The most important room in the house has come a long way in the past couple months
We hustled to get the most important room in the house in order, just in time to host a BBQ and camping weekend for 40 guests. Our kitchen-building learnings include...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Creatures of Equinunk

Ranging from two to eight legs, these are just some of the creature sightings we are treated to. 

Stay tuned...the game camera is in position to capture more of what goes on after hours. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Spring is for finishing the house!

May 2015 - Kitchen Progress

Huge thanks to Alex of Tiny House Talk for the wonderful writeup on our home and this blog. We're getting a lot of welcome encouragement from the tiny house community. Keep reaching out, commenting and following our progress. We love to answer questions and see inspiration from others who are building small.  

Off to a strong start this spring! Check out the latest finishes here. The kitchen and bath are ready to plumb and the wood stove is now installed and fully broken in.  

Our next step is to get 360 square feet of rough sawn boards sanded, stained and onto the ceiling. This will require us to rent scaffolding and a brad nailer, so we're procrastinating a bit in order to enjoy some beautiful spring days. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Snowed in

When the northeast has one of the coldest, snowiest winters on record, it's best to take a break from the interior finishing schedule to enjoy the peaceful quiet created by over three feet of snow cover. Work on the house slowed to a crawl between December and March but there is some progress to report. Drywall is up, the bathroom is ready for plumbing and lighting fixtures, and the kitchen is beginning to take shape.