Happy New Year everyone!
Do you have some brand new resolutions for 2014? Ours is pretty simple: Build a house! (duh…)
The good thing is that Salies, Jenna and I are back in business after our little NYE trip to Mammoth Mountain. So let’s get to it!
Laurent, Ana and their dogs Elvis and Yogi came to help frame and sheath the round window. Well, the dogs just helped entertain Salies.
Salies modeled her nicest necklace for our guests (she was just spayed).
Laurent got straight to work started cutting out the loft windows.
He found that using the jigsaw was easier than the circular/jig combo (read tips about cutting windows here).
Jenna and I built the frame of the round window.
And we finally got to use the square clamp I purchased at the beginning of this project.
To frame the round window, we first built a square frame. Once the frame was squared, we braced it using clamps and 2×4’s. Make sure your frame is tightly clamped down before nailing it together or it might get out of square with the first hit. Once you have the rough opening all framed, bring it up to your mezzanine, center it and mark where the header will need to be cut. Use the miter saw to do your cut and you’re ready to install the window frame!
In the meantime, Alex prepared the piece of sheathing that would cover the round window.
It’s a lot harder than it looks as the roof of our Tiny House isn’t quite a 12×12 pitch (45 degrees)…
BUILD YOUR ROOF AT 45 DEGREES!!! It’ll make your life much easier.
Once the frame was installed, we cut the piece of sheathing and placed it.
We finished the day with leftovers from the previous BBBBq. Jenna’s sliders were so good that we had to cook the rest of the frozen burger meat.
Laurent and Ana had to leave early so we didn’t get a group shot. Therefore I’ll leave you with a picture of them and their new puppy Yogi.
Happy New Year