I finally started working on MAKING the windows. Of course, now I wish I designed the house to use standard off-the-shelf windows I could get at Home Depot. But when I was designing, I thought it would be better to make simple windows myself and save some money. Now I have SEVEN windows to MAKE, which will take so much time I don't want to think about it. Yes, I will save some money. Yes, the basic Home Depot windows only come in white, and I can paint the windows I make any color I like. But now I am so eager to be done with the project, that I wish I could buy the Home Depot windows for the playhouse. However, now it's too late. I've committed to making my own custom windows, so I just have to do it.
My plan is to completely build up the first window, including the window sill, frame, and pane, so I know for sure how it all comes together. Then I will build the remaining windows in parallel.
Here is the window sill and frame for the first window.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Corner Trim (2012-048)
Last weekend I finished installing the siding. This week, I finished installing the corner trim pieces.
|Dormer and southeast corner trim|
|North corner trim|
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Siding Continued ... (2012-047)
I'm almost done with the siding. I put up the east wall siding, and two thirds of the north wall siding. I just have one panel to go!
Monday, July 2, 2012
Wahoo Siding! (2012-046)
With my window issues hopefully under control, I finally moved on to install siding. Yesterday I got some good momentum and "installed" siding on the west wall. Then I "installed" one of three panels on the south wall. Today I "installed" the remaining panels on the south wall. I say "installed" with quotes, because I just used the bare minimum amount of finishing nails to hold the panels up. To finish the job properly, I will need to install a lot more nails. But I only have a hammer, and that will take a long time to finish. So I may have to bite the bullet and pay $200+ to buy a nail gun and air compressor ... Ugg. In the meantime, I enjoy looking at today's pictures, because the playhouse is starting to look like a real house.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Windows Yet Again! (2012-045)
I've become rather paranoid about my top windows leaking because I made them on the cheap with plexi-glass, and they are not what I would pay a professional contractor to build. So I went back yet again to my windows and slightly disassembled the bottom portions to ship in additional felt paper to protect the top edges of the OSB plywood walls.
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