My cousin Josh came over on Friday after Thanksgiving to help out and get some delicious Thanksgiving leftovers, a couple beers, and a cigar. Well deserved cuz. We were able to get up the last wall and connect them. Here are more pics for you to see.
Happy Thanksgiving Day!
Yesterday Jodie found some brand new dual glazed (pane), single hung, vinyl Pella brand windows on Craigslist for a really really good bargain. We had to drive about 1.5 hours each way to get them but it was well worth the $500 savings had we paid retail for the same exact windows at Lowes. 6 brand new Pella windows still in the factory packaging for $375. I forgot to take pictures of them so I'll post them tomorrow.
I did make some headway on the framing today. Below are some pics.
Hello folks :) We are moving right along with the build. Nothing major to report but I do have some new pics. I will be off for Thanksgiving weekend so I will be pounding nails. I hope to have at least 3 walls up. I saw some pics of simple wall building, and the window openings were cut out after the walls went up. I am going to try that method and see how it goes. So don't freak out because you don't see any window openings yet.
I'll post up with a progress report after the weekend. I wish you all a nice and safe Thanksgiving Day.
Surprise, my nephews showed up! Thanks a bunch Corbin and Connor! They helped out and earned a burrito lunch! We got one part of one wall up and started the other section of it. I could make so much more progress if Mother Nature would quit raining on my days off. Ughhhh!
My Dad helped out framing the walls too. He has a really nice Porter Cable framing nail gun. It works freaking awesome! I own 2 Porter Cable nail guns also, a finish nailer and a brad nailer. I highly recommend Porter Cable air tools. They have never failed on me in the thousands of nails that I have shot out of them.
Ok, picture time.
We have decided on where to park our Tiny House on my folks property. We moved it the trailer there and this is where we will continue the remainder of the build. After parking the trailer, I had to level it out. This was not too difficult but it was time consuming, especially when doing it by myself. So now that the leveling is done, the next step is framing. I have invited my nephews over to swing some hammers but they are kinda flakey so I'm not too convinced they will even show up. I could use their help, I hope they swing by.
Materials cost money and my labor is free (for friends and family anyways). My wife and I decided to get a construction quote from a framer that our good friend Cecil uses for his construction business. His framer wanted $4500 for labor just to frame and put up sheathing and roof decking. Keep in mind that this is just a rectangular 8' by 36' "box" and the quote did not include the materials. Jodie and I thought about it and we passed. It seemed a little on the high end for the work that was to be done. So, we purchased the materials at Lowes and had it delivered. It's time for me to get back to work building on this Tiny House of ours. Below are some pics and costs so far. Oh and by the way, the weather this time of year is awesome and the mosquitoes have all gone away. Hooray!
36ft Travel Trailer from Craigslist originally $1500, but now $800 after selling salvaged and recycled materials from travel trailer equaling $700. If you want to see what it looked like when I got it, go to the May archives to check it out.
Steel for rails and reinforcements $200
Lowes Materials and delivery
$133.92 3/4" 4'x8' T&G OSB decking x 9 $14.88 ea
$397.25 7/16" 4'x8' radiant barrier OSB sheathing x 35 $11.35 ea
$106.92 2x4x92-5/8" studs x 36 $2.97 ea
$59.60 2x4x8' studs x 20 $2.98 ea
$81.00 X 2x4x10' x 20 $2.97 ea
$169.32 2x4x12' x 34 $4.98 ea
$50 3/8"x3-1/2" bolts nuts and washers for fastening the sill plate to the frame (65 pcs)
$15.75 roof felt paper
$79 delivery fee (I know right?!?!)
So all together roughly $2180 is what we have spent so far.
There will be way more stuff to buy like windows, a door, toilet, sinks, hot water heater, water filter, insulation, beadboard, paint, cedar siding, etc......