Jenna here! It’s about time I chimed in.
Over the weekend we had our first set of helpers – big thanks to Gabe Evans and Jen Hedger helping us get our right side framing up.
This was my first time ever using a saw, let alone a “miter saw” (I had to look that up just now). I was a little squeamish as first, but by the end of the day I wanted to handle all the sawing. The power! The ABSOLUTE POWER! I was the saw-queen and all my happy helpers were my saw minions… ba wa hahaha.
In case you haven’t noticed: I’m petite, which is perfect for tiny house living. So when I used a nail gun later that afternoon (I’m also a nail-gun-newbie), I had to use both hands to prop it up. That thing is heavy! But I felt like a warrior princess, only covered in sweat and a sawdust. Guillaume was a little concerned at first – constantly reminding me to wear my safety glasses, but later I saw him breaking his own rules.
“Put some glasses on honey.” I would taunt. You’re breaking the rules.
I am happy to report no fingers or toes were harmed in the making of this house, thus far.
As you might notice in the video, once we put up the right wall, Guillaume realized the back wall was actually three inches too short! We had to take it down and attach extra wood to the top so it was level. This further proves how green we are, but it’s all part of the process.
Please let us know if you would like to come to one of our Sunday BBQ Builds! We love help, and you probably love food.