Things are getting serious here! Our roof is now completely sheathed.
And the windows are being cut out.
Andrew and Cara were in charge of cutting and sheathing the roof, and they wouldn’t do it without a smile!
While those two were having a ball, Gabe was burying himself under sawdust cutting out our windows.
When your wall is sheathed, use a long drill bit and, from the inside, drill a hole into the plywood in each corner of the window frame. Now you can mark where the window is from the outside by tracing a line between the holes. Once that’s done, us a router to cut out the opening. If you don’t have one, use your circular saw making sure your blade doesn’t go deeper than the thickness of your plywood (3/8th in our case). You can use a sawzall or a jigsaw but it’s tricky to cut in a straight line with those tool. You can also pre-cut the plywood with the windows out before sheathing the walls but I didn’t feel comfortable enough with my measuring skills to do that.
Andrew and Cara weren’t the only ones having a blast, Ashley and Alex were there cutting 2×4’s to reinforce the roof sheathing at the seams. They also brought some of their home brew beer (Burley Wine and Rose IPA), which we all enjoyed!
Now, you might wonder where Jenna was in all of this excitement? Well, not only was she helping her friends…
She was also grilling some delicious fish and carne asada tacos for everyone!
After a full day’s worth of work, we figured the best way to test the roof sheathing was to do our BBBBq photoshoot on top of the tiny house!
We also want to use this post to introduce the very talented musician Grady Kelneck. You might have noticed that our latest timelapse video (at the top of this post) has much better music than what you’re used to. Well Grady generously offered his music for our timelapse videos. He is a folk artist from Canada who is going to release his album very soon, and let us tell you, it’s very good! But don’t just take my word for it, enjoy it yourself.
Besides, if you don’t support him, he might just “Shoot You Down”… with his soothing tunes.
On that note (see what I did there?), I’ll leave you with the rest of the pictures from that day.
Winter is coming,