Some Plywood Up

Katie and I made an impromptu trip to the farm yesterday. She got to spend five hours playing with her Grammy and Pop and I some plywood on the outside of the tiny house. Once this layer is down I’ll wrap the walls in housewrap and then screw on a layer of pallet boards on for the final exterior finish.

I’m still hunting for roofing material and currently thinking I may just focus on searching for some scrap corrugated roofing. After experiencing extreme winds and rain this past winter it just seems like the smartest solution for roofing is to use some kind of real metal roofing.

Below: Here’s what it looked like when I left. We’re expecting another storm this week so I resecured the tarp before I left.

Above: A mid-day shot with the tractor working the field in the background. This year the farmer that works the 40-acres has planted four separate crops for organic seeds, bok choy, swiss chart, carrots, and radishes. The carrots are right behind the tiny house.

Below: A close-up of a date stamp on one of the recycled pieces of plywood I’m using.

…and lastly Katie posing for a photo with the tractor :-)

Amazing Pallet Furniture by Ed

One of my readers sent me a few photos of some furniture he made from pallet wood. It’s amazing what you can do with scrap wood with a little patience, time, and the right skills.I really like the variety of different finishes he’s used on them. Some look like antique furniture and in others you can see the pallet wood origins a little more clearly. I think you’ll agree that this is amazing stuff and that there really is something poetic about pallets… I’m not just making it up :-). Thanks again Ed!

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