Over the weekend we had our first set of helpers. I think we’re going to make that a regular thing! Barbecue, Build and Beers! It’s a great way to get a lot done in a short amount of time. And our friends will do just about anything for free beer and food. They’re the best! So, this weekend we tackled the task of framing the right wall.
My First Time Framing
This was my first time ever using a saw, let alone a miter saw. I was a little squeamish as first, but by the end of the day, I was a pro. The power! The ABSOLUTE POWER! I was the saw-queen and all my happy helpers were my saw minions… bawahahaha.
In case you haven’t noticed: I’m petite, which is why I’m 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.
I am happy to report no fingers or toes were harmed in the making of this house, thus far.
Mistakes Were Made…
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.