Monday, June 19, 2006

BMR Weekend Update

No pictures on this post ... we were too busy this weekend to shoot any. Hopefully I can get a few pictures over the next few days.

The solar kiln was opened and we started to unload the floor boards. They are 4" 4/4 Southern Yellow Pine boards from trees on the building site. Coleman and I planed about 20 of them down and placed about a 4 ft section of flooring in the kitchen using cut masonry nails since the floor is face nailed. It looks cool but will take some time.

We also got real itchy putting up the insulation in all of the walls. That took about 6-7 hours to complete over several days. It is nice to have that out of the way. It sure makes a difference in keeping the place cool. Next it placing the insulation in the floor joists .... then on to the insulation inspection.

The well is going in early this week so a few trees had to go to get the truck in. We also spent a few hours grading the 1/4 mile driveway using the tractor and a box blade. That may of been my favorite project on Father's Day.

Finally, we installed a full size insulated glass door on the porch side door opening. It was a return at Stock Building Supply so it had no door frame. I made an old time door frame by cutting down some rough pine to size, planed it, rabbited the tops of the frame and hung the door in the frame. It was the end of the day and as I worked on it I thought that it was going to be a bad idea to start this project with a lack of coffee ... but it went much better than expected.

Now only a million other things to do to be able to move in. We are getting ready to put our house on the market so we may need to rush to finish the place if it sells quickly.


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