Screw It On & Cut It Up

Welp, there it is. It’s officially a house; this thing is quite large. Putting on the siding was fairly easy, just cutting it to size was a bit annoying. I will admit, it is a little strange to see this in my yard every morning, but it does make me happy to look at. I also enjoy hanging out in it. Can’t wait to slip in the windows and hinge on the doors. It’s gonna look shnazy.

Siding came in 8x4 sheets, so since some walls were 58" we had to slice up some other sheets and slip 'em in

Siding came in 8×4 sheets, so since some walls were 58″ we had to slice up some other sheets and slip ‘em in

Ta'da! Quoting Mulhern, "Crap, it's a house"

Ta’da! Quoting Mulhern, “Crap, it’s a house”

Windows and doors will be put in this week, filling all them holes.

Windows and doors will be put in this week, filling in all them holes.

Beat Into Submission

The structure has been framed in all its last minute glory. I say last minute because I was making changes to the design/set up right until we nailed each piece in. The act of using nails for the framing is where I got the post title. We, as in Juan (a builder friend) and I, basically, laid out the octagonal shape, which I played around with in blue tape for a while before arriving on a final decision, cut doubles of each of the pieces, cut 2×4’s seven feet long for the height, and then put it all together. Also we framed the windows, which came last because I was quite indecisive about placement. Next is siding, windows, and doors.

Final chosen shape. Came to this decision through much consideration of tree location, accessibility, flow, and space.

Almost there! Looking perty.

Almost there! Looking pretty.

All done; it's getting dark really early...

All done, it’s getting dark really early…