Monday, March 30, 2015

Inside walls and ceiling finished!

After three more days, the inside walls and ceilings are completed with knotted pine tongue and groove throughout.  Another milestone!  I built two bookshelves with adjustable shelves next to the bay window. 

I am going to move onto building the cabinets before installing trim.  But first, I am going to apply a coat of polyurethane which turns the pine a slightly darker, warmer shade.  And then install the ceiling fan in preparation for Summer inside the Tiny House.

I just bought my cabinet tools last night:
  • Kreg R3 Jr. Pocket Hole Jig System
  • Kreg DDS 3-Inch No.2 Square Driver Bit and 6-Inch No.2 Square Driver Bit
  • Kreg KHC-PREMIUM Face Clamp
  • Kreg SML-C125-100 1-1/4-Inch 8-Coarse Washer-Head Pocket Screws
After watching some YouTube Videos, I'm excited to try out my fine carpentry skills.  I've decided the first project is to try to build a nice ladder.  

Monday, March 2, 2015

Pocket Door Frame Installed

Pocket Door Frame Installed
More T&G was installed inside while the rain fell outside.  The ceiling, dormer walls and gable ends are done!

The bathroom pocket door frame was installed, centered in the tiny house. It is a Johnson pocket door frame #5062 from Home Depot.  Installation video is available on the company's website and was easy to install. I will build a light weight, 24" door.  Since the size of my bathroom is based upon the shower pan, make sure it slides in easily before screwing your pocket door to the floor. The shower drain should be installed on the pan and the hole drilled to the right size before attaching the pan to the studs.

I would recommend for those who are designing TH's, make your walls (from subfloor to bottom of 4x4s loft floor joists) 71" high to accommodate most off-the-shelf pantry furniture. Since I'm planning to build my kitchen cabinets by hand, it won't matter. [My walls are 69.25" high]

Casement Stay or Dormer Window

On the left, is a picture of the casement stay that will be used to lock as well as open the dormer windows.  They are available from the Antique House of Hardware, Inc for about $16 each. Casement stays are designed to be installed on the side rails of the window pane, which coincidentally is a bit larger on my hand made windows. The casement stays are brass and look fantastic.