Dormers Roof Sheathing & Window Cutting

Dormers Roof Sheathing & Window Cutting

Things are getting serious here! Our roof is now completely sheathed.

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And the windows are being cut out.

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Andrew and Cara were in charge of cutting and sheathing the roof, and they wouldn’t do it without a smile!

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While those two were having a ball, Gabe was burying himself under sawdust cutting out our windows.

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Building tip:

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!

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Now, you might wonder where Jenna was in all of this excitement? Well, not only was she helping her friends…

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She was also grilling some delicious fish and carne asada tacos for everyone!

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“That’s what I do!”

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Gabe w/ his home brewed beer and nachos. What more do you need?

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!

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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.

To top it off, Grady is in the planning stages of his own tiny house build! Make sure you give Grady a warm tiny house community welcome by visiting his facebook page and his website.

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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,

-Guillaume

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How to tell that it’s the end of the day…

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Kona: “Where would there be the most foot traffic? I’ll sit there.”

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Cara’s so good that she can sheath with her eyes closed!

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Waving “Hi” to our neighbor who was wondering what a pack of people is doing on the roof

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Ashley is making us uncomfortable…

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Roofs everywhere!

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  1. April 30, 2014 / 7:30 pm

    Hello giant journeyers,
    I’m a new follower of your project in the midst of beginning my own. I was just wondering approximately what lumber ran you up until this point? I’m trying to budget our project but don’t have enough building experience (especially not on the buying end) to guess that.

    I look forward to your build being complete!

    • April 30, 2014 / 9:31 pm

      That’s awesome, congratulations on your new project!

      Honestly we can’t really give you a break down of the material costs but I was surprise at how lumber wasn’t too expensive. We probably got all of our framing done for $1,500 to $2,000 (I could be wrong in that estimate).

      It gets more expensive when you look into exterior siding, trimming and furniture as you will want nicer woods.

      Sorry we couldn’t be more help…

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