Tiny progress report 

It’s gotten a bit warmer and it’s been fun woodworking in the sun. The fact that I only have about 4 and a half walls makes me want to use a bunch of different woods, textures and patterns to break up the rooms. White pine in the kitchen (left side of the trailer) and cedar on the other. A beam of black walnut as the header. We cut plained and jointed the cedar slats and stacked them onto the wall. We glued and finish nailed the pattern. A trim piece and some fancy screws with washers to hold it all flat.   

The yellow pine car siding on the left came out awesome. The unfinished part of the wall is the spice rack. We almost messed up and sealed the wall up before running the pex plumbing line behind it.
I ended up buying an all wood (no particle board) cabinet with drawers to build my countertop off of. I got the unfinished oak cabinet, and since I have access to $1 oak boards it is easy to match what we built to the cabinet.

I decided to use advantech flooring as my countertop base and flooring of the washing machine and underneath the sink. It is super dense OSB with a sort of epoxy glue that makes it waterproof and extra sturdy. Also, the house got its first dose of snow this weekend. Here is a coloradoesque view from my kitchen sink looking out on the weeping cedar trees from the weight of the snow. 

The larger box is where my washer dryer combo will live. Underneath the sink behind the toe kick will be the plumbing line in and to the sink, shower and washing machine. 

The shower is primed to be installed. Concrete backer board put up and a hole drilled with pex line running and a brass “shark bite” pex to copper elbow fitting. The plumbing line runs from the wheel well across the back of the cabinet and up the pine wall where the elbow leads to the shower. 

Materials gathering is so important. To be completely ready to start/ finish a task and to be stopped because I don’t have the right screws, glue or sawblade is the worst. Even not having the the right saw or enough material, it has gotten extremely frustrating working in a remote area. It has taught me to think 5 steps in advance. It would be best to purchase everything needed to complete the entire house and then begin construction once everything has been acquired, but with limited storage space it would be near impossible.


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