Category Archives: Windows

Wood Stain

It’s not easy to pick the perfect wood stain, particularly when you are “designing on the fly.” In fact we procrastinated for so long, we had to stain our window trim AFTER it was hung! Once again, defying gravity and making our build just a little more complicated.  Guillaume and I chose redwood for our trim, mostly because it’s a weather-friendly wood that is readily available at Home Depot. Redwood can come in a variety of grades, going from a solid heartwood to a swirly rustic…

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Window Trim

Welcome to the world of window trim! It’s a small house, yet somehow we managed to have 14 windows. 14 windows in 140 square feet! There’s a lot of opportunity for some casanova to toss pebbles at my window, or you know…for leaks. I can’t wait till there’s a thunderstorm so I can stick my head out the window and fulfill my life long dream of re-naming the Child Empress from NEVER ENDING STORY.  Bastian named her “Moon Child,”and everyone knows “Moon Child” is not a real name.…

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Skylights & Beer Brewing

We had almost as difficult a time installing our skylights as Salies did that time she ate leftover New Years Eve balloons. Which is why no skylight should ever be installed without a “hair of the dog” remedy – a beer brewing kit (unfortunately, sold separately). So, in a desperate effort to make this post more interesting, below we’ve detailed both processes: 1). Installing skylights, and 2). Brewing beer. Consider this a “choose your own adventure” post. Pick your poison, and tell us which you’d prefer to…

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Windows

Hooray, our tiny house skeleton has finally earned its first piece of jewelry – the windows. I admit my anticipation was on par with a child waiting to ride the teacups at Disneyland, but I was also nervous. Many builders warn that window installation can be the most challenging part of the build… but take a look at these happy campers: But, wait. Before I detail window installation, we need to give out a few “cuteness” awards: Copper was, honestly, a pretty terrible foreman. But,…

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