Window Closeups

These pictures came at a later time than the previous window post when all of them got installed finally. I finally feel enclosed. It’s a good feeling! Just going to post everything as a photo gallery here, enjoy!    

South Wall Wood Finish

Time to get the stain out and finish these last 10 panels! Started the cut at 6’6″ to match the steel studs. Kind of artsy leaving thick stain without wiping (not a final look). Sedona Red stain on red oak again – looks great once rubbed in. A lot of work to pre-stain all the…

Black Aluminum Windows

Black metal has a sort of universal attractiveness to it that draws the eye in a way of its own. That’s why when I had two, custom-made pairs of sliding-windows & casements ordered, I went with a black finish. I had them made at ASAP Windows, a local shop here in Austin, and I’ve got…

No Wall Necessary

March is the beginning of a beautiful spring season in Austin – minus the spring showers. With this 60 degree, sunny weather we’ve been having here, I saw an opportunity to work on tiny house and take some pics this week. It was fantastic, my house was starting to feel like a space to do…

North Wall Metal Finish

This wall had some problems on the edges as it was hand cut so I decided to finish with some metal. I know everyone saw the warped wood but it’s nice to see what types of improvements can be made after the fact. Cutting metal bars the right length. Quite loud and you need a…

East Wall; The Entrance

Panels cut on the floor before going up on the structure. As you can see at the top there’s only vertical steel studs to attach the final piece to. Except at the top. That’s where the screw holes came in handy. Getting that last piece up there to finish the wall with 3 panels! Stain…

West Wall Wood Finish

Now that the North Wall is finished and I had access to a CNC router, I can make the West and East walls perfect and start to seal everything up with a tarp. Mainly going to be a picture post here but everything turned out great on this side. Some of the panels stacked after…

North Wall Wood Finish

The North Wall was the most important wall to finish first as it has the most wood and least cutting to do overall. The entire surface is about 11-13′ x 20′ so about 240 square feet of Red Oak that needed to be cut and placed to size vertically. Once this North Wall was finished,…

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…