Thank you Amy and Glenn for the lovely old hinges and knobs. These will be great when we start making kitchen cabinets!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
We spent the majority of this week on the walls, trying to get as much paneling finished as possible. We finished the bathroom walls, and the kitchen walls, and the bedroom is finished for now. There are just a few small places that still need paneling. I started making shelves and sanding edges of walls too. Everyday I get completely covered in sawdust! I really enjoy sanding and making everything smooth, but I cant wait for woodwork to be over.
Walls, Kitchen counter, mini-fridge
Lunch: Orange-glazed tempeh with shredded carrot. Israeli cous cous with tomato sauce.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Here is some of Phil's crazy cutting skills.
I'm so glad we only have to do this in a few places.
|Bedroom walls. Its starting to feel a little like a log cabin in here.|
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Left photo: inside the bathroom cabinet with the wheel well boxed up.
On the right: Studs on the floor.
Here is one of the kitchen counters where the sink will go.
A box over one of the wheel wells. This is where the closet will be.
The bathroom cabinet and counter where the sink will go.
Here is most of the frame work we finished. Way in the back is the bed. On the left is the shower room, followed by the kitchen counter with sink. On the right is a room for the toilet followed by the closet (with the boxed in wheel well). There will be another kitchen counter after the closet.We also started to cover the insulated walls with plywood under the windows, and partially covering the windows where counters will be (The windows are 30 inches from the floor, and the counter tops will be 36). We're almost ready to start putting up the walls!
Bus meal of the week: Spicy curried chickpeas with roasted winter root vegetables. Chocolate chip cookies for dessert!
THANKS AGAIN, DREW!
For all the tiles, plywood, and screws. We really appreciate it!
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Another cold and icy week working on the bus, but at least it was sunny!
Because of the weird linear bus space, we'll have a shower room and a separate toilet room, and a hallway in between them.
Screwing into the ceiling was quite a challenge. We broke at least 4 drill bits, a few drywall screws, and even the self tapping ones were difficult going in!
Framed so far: bed in back, two rooms on either side with a hallway in between.
I have been working some days by myself, while Phil is at work. Usually he will show me how to do something (like the framing) while we are working together, then I can continue on my own. There is no way I could be doing this all on my own, with my very little knowledge of building things. Yesterday a neighbor came over to say hi and check out the progress.
Gareth: "So you must be the carpenter in the family"
Me: "oh no, I've never built anything before, actually I dont even know what I'm doing."
But I managed to frame out the room on the right alone, with much frustration and many broken drill bits.
Bus Meal of the Week: Mashed sweet potatoes, black beans and brown rice, steamed kale...and lots of hot sauce, with vegan buttermilk biscuits and hot tea! Good eatin'!