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Sanding Stairs and Pondering More Lighting

I’m using parallam beam material for my stair treds. Continue reading

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Status Report, September 2012

Where things are : In the past people have asked me to clarify the locations of things so I hope that this illustration helps to show where things are on the second floor. This is also an opportunity to give … Continue reading

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November 2011 Update

I have been spending a lot of time underneath my house There is a bunch of new metal holding my house together. Drilling concrete and inserting epoxy seems second nature to me now. Of course, now that I know what … Continue reading

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September 2011 Update

The Contractor is Done and now I have a lot of work to do : I have new plumbing, new heating, new electrical and new stairs to design, build and install. You can see a window I am still working … Continue reading

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Framing happens

Construction begins amidst odd June rainstorms and neighbor unrest. I’m happy with the progress so far and two of my disgruntled neighbors are not so much. My neighbors expressed their concerns during the city council hearing and they continue to … Continue reading

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Going Shopping

Went shopping today for the lumber needed for the lower level reinforcement. Doesn’t look like much and cost about $100. Rather heavy though and definitely tested the strength of my rack. Let’s just say the rack was sagging. Reminds me … Continue reading

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In the beginning

This is the first post for this blog. I’ve recently received my building permit and this blog is here to document the process of adding a second story. This is a tiny house and I am not doubling the square … Continue reading

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