Guess who’s in town visiting from France for a month? It’s my brother, A.K.A. free-labor. Catch his surprise talent showcase: nineteen seconds into this video.
Justin (my younger brother) wanted to get some experience building, so I put him straight to work. He helped me pre-cut all of the wood to frame the shed dormers and then assemble it.
I used the opportunity to teach him a few lessons. I hope I wasn’t too hard on him, I fear he might go on strike…
Lesson #1: Be Safe.
Since we have the same worrying mother, I had to make sure he was protecting his eyes and ears. Well, at least one ear…
Lesson #2: Read The Plans.
Which is not that easy when you come from a country that uses the metric system.
Lesson #3: How to Use Power Tools.
One can’t be satisfied just learning how to use a nail gun, one has to do it with class.
Lesson #4: Never Trust Your Older Brother
Or he might discreetly make fun of you on the timelapse pictures.
Lesson #5: Never Trust Your Younger Brother.
Or he might discreetly make fun of your timelapse videos.
Joke’s on me…