Saturday, October 31, 2009

Gable Windows

Thanks again to Rob Roy for helping us cut and install windows for the gable ends. We purchased 3'x7' lights of glass and are cutting them to fit. Unless my cutting improves I'll be visiting the glass store soon.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Benches and Windows

We have built two benches with storage space and one has a leaf to turn it into a bed. Also we purchased 3'x 7' lights of double strength glass which with the help of Rob Roy Mackey we will turn into gable windows. The plan is to make them double pane which while not thermo pane will be a bit better than single pane.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Kitchen Sink Episode

The stud wall has a slip straw infill and lath strips for plaster adhesion. On the outside I painted the strips with a sanded primer. Inside plaster was clay, sand, cellulose and straw. Outside I decided to include just about everything I had used to date in the mix. That would be: clay,lime,sand,brick dust,blow in cellulose paper,shredded paper,straw, horse manure and prickly pear cactus juice. I wanted an even wall so I tacked up 3/8" screed strips over the studs. There has been a little cracking right along the spaces left after removing the screed strips. I have been filling those as it dries. The weather is perfect, about 70 degrees, light mist, cloudy.