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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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Front Wall Framing

With the framing of our last wall came our first dinner party! Thanks a million Jonathan and Aaron for coming over and helping out. While the guys were playing with power-tools; Jenna was updating our website. And despite being super busy on the computer, she managed to put together and grill awesome skewers! This is where the BBBBq acronym in the post title comes in play: Build Beer and BBq (in that order) We’ve been hosting those every Sunday. A couple of friends come over and…

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Framing The Back Wall

FRAMING! Finally! After all this hard work, it’s time to drastically change the look of this whole project! Framing is probably one of the most exciting steps in the build as the house really starts to take shape. Naaaahhhh, let’s be honest here. The real reason framing is so exciting is because we get to use a big ol’ nail gun! That tool is so much fun to use that I ended up nailing way more than needed to… Which means that I became really…

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Installing Trailer Fascia Boards

In this video, you’ll see me install the treated wood to the side of the trailer. Let me tell ya: treated wood is haaaaard. And it’s not even nearly as hard as the steel you’re trying to attach it to! I spent quite a while at Home Depot figuring out which screws would be best for this. And let me tell ya something else: good quality screws are expeeeeeensive! THgj building tip: Pre-drill the treated wood and figure out if you need to pre-drill the…

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Materials Delivery

As promised, I got woken up at 7am by the delivery man with a bunch of lumber and material for the tiny house. The order has almost all the wood needed for the framing, all the plywood, all the ties and all the insulation. This should get me going for a little while. I won’t blabber any longer and will just let you watch the timelapse (enjoy it in super HD 3K).

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Leveling The Trailer

The past couple weeks were pretty hectic between boxes, tiny house plans customization and trips to Home Depot. They now know me on a first name basis and are all aware that I have no idea what I’m doing or talking about. Jose at the Pro Desk helped me prepare my first material order. I lumped up a little over $2,500 worth of lumber, plywood, insulation, expanding foam, nails, screws, saw blades and stuff. Before the materials arrived, I had to get the trailer prepared.…

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Tumbleweed Los Angeles Workshop

We had the opportunity to participate in a Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshop. About 6 weeks ago, we ordered out custom trailer from Tumbleweed, and the delivery date happened to be on the same day they were presenting their workshop. So guess who got to be the bell of the ball on her debut? Our newborn tiny trailer! I can’t tell you enough how helpful it is to attend a workshop presented by someone who has actually built a tumbleweed house. I had already been to…

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