Aluminum Roofing Shingles

One of the first things to do is waterproof the roof with something other than wood. I decided on Aluminum because it is lightweight, easy to work with and non permeable. We also found some cool shingles at Home Depot that work perfectly and are easy to install with Liquid Nails! I like shiny things…

Stain and Polyurethane

As any handyman dad would do, he came out for the weekend to help me get my bearings down on some stuff that I had not done before. Getting some nice wood stain from home depot was a good call. We picked a Sedona Red color blend that I can get easily from Home Depot…

Red Oak Arrives

Red Oak is arguably the most popular hardwood in the United States. It is hard, strong, and readily available at most lumber yards. However, Red Oak is not known for it’s rot and water resistance, therefore I will have to take great care to stain and seal every panel and crevice to ensure water proofing….

Floors floors floors

I like floors. Ground floor is a floor. Second floor is a floor. Roof is a… wait for it… floor. Even when I used to draw a roof in Revit if it was flat I would use the floor slab option because floors are so FREAKING SIMPLE!!! Anyway, I got the floors in the house…

Breaking Ground

The day has finally come and it is finally here! I have had an exhausting week of work, coordination to get this house in, and coupled with Hurricane Harvey residual effects including the GREAT GAS CRISIS OF 2017 IN TEXAS!!! Going to blast with pictures and type some descriptions. Everything looks very straight and clean…

Actual Steel Plans

Getting the finished product soon and cleaning the land up! Very excited to receive the full frame soon. Final drawing here just because I like sharing technical documents, wish they were easier to access other than in academia. Guess what each opening is for (answer below)? Answer: Wheel Axles, Bedroom Window, Office Window, Thermal Vent…

Night Render and Wall Detail thoughts

Since I got my updated steel framing plans, I decided to draw everything inch perfect and try and get some lighting in the space. Part of me prefers to do lighting configurations in real life but it’s good to start thinking about early. However we are still tinkering with the steel design on a few…

Volstrukt

http://www.volstrukt.com/ Really now that I think back, seeing the original configurable range templates started the original inspiration for this entire project. I was looking for someone that would build me a light weight frame on wheels for a low price. However, I did not realize that Volstrukt only did the steel shell. Alot of companies…

Interior Lake View

Lakeside view from the upper loft. Also the header for this website. Next on the plan is some night time renders and possibly a technical drawing or diagrammatic piece? Guess we’re making another portfolio piece this year. Less talk. More renders.

Imagination and Reality

Part of the journey is to imagine an atmosphere that leads you to a certain goal. For most this goal would be the generic “happiness” which I am also aiming for in this instance. I just like to fire up my 3D software and put crazy objects around my designs, but this one is a…

Renders, Thoughts, and Bolts

All renders shown are simply speculative of what could become reality. I do not want to design something fully and have to live with that for the rest of my life. That’s a large ticket order. In Architecture school we learned that nothing is perfect.┬áThere’s always room for more tweaking and hard work. I wish…

First blog post

Sticking with WordPress tradition of the sloppy first post. Hello and welcome to what should be a photo slider of progress and rants. This is what I started with in design phases, still pretty far along compared to initial sketches. Full renderings coming soon I we design this website out. As of July I do…