Thursday, October 23, 2008

We have a floor!

squinting into the late afternoon sun
standing on our finished floor

First, we had to finish laying in the insulation. I was originally hoping for recycled denim insulation. But we ended up going with formaldehyde-free fiberglass insulation because it was nearly 1/3 the cost. Also, contains 20% post-consumer recycled glass. A little itchy, but not as chemical-laden as the pink panther kind...

Insulation...
then glue, then 3/4" plywood...

then marking the plywood with chalk so I know where to nail.

Which brings us to:
Today I learned how to use a nail gun. Invaluable lessons, people.
My skill set increases every day!

We invited Lazlo up onto the finished floor and he though it was an excellent vantage point for squirrel reconnaissance.
Tomorrow we start building walls!

9 comments:

Patia said...

Congrats. That first pic is so cute.

stephen said...

Nice! Looks like it will be done in no time! Have you considered starting a tiny house fabrication business?

I've been stuck in a seminar all week...wishing I were at home finishing my room addition.

April said...

steve, that's a funny point b/c since i am new to this it seems like as soon as i get the hang of whatever we're doing we're done and moving on to the next step.

we could make them a lot more affordable than the tumbleweed houses, that's for sure! maybe not as polished, though.

and also, idaho county (where we live) is one of the few places with no building codes/inspections. the only thing you have to have inspected is if you put in a new power pole you have to have your septic system inspected. and we're doing neither.

steph said...

WOO HOO! Congrats! It looks gorgeous! Plus, any chick that can use a nailgun is a-ok in my book. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Mockum said...

Wow, that's so nice about not needing an inspection. The county/state where I have my tree farm requires all that noise.

Antoine DUVAL LECOMTE said...

Hello,
What did you use to make the floor of the bottom ( under the insulation ) ?
Jolie "tiny house" !
thank you ,
Antoine

April said...

There's nothing under the insulation, it's stapled to the floor joists is all.

Antoine DUVAL LECOMTE said...

Merci !
No risk of rodents come to nest ?

April said...

Not that we know of. The siding comes all the way down to the ground. Plus we have 2 dogs and 6 cats on the property, not much of a rodent population. :)