A direct air connection for a woodstove is often framed in the context of thermal efficiency. The idea is that the chimney isn’t sucking warm air out of your house and drawing cold air in. It’s a logical idea but it doesn’t really work in an airtight building unless you have an energy recovery..."Woodstove direct air connection"Continue reading
The amazing thing about shiplap siding fastened with trim head screws onto rain screen battens, is that a single board can be removed and replaced at any time. This allows me to make wall penetrations without having to cut in a block. I just remove the board and then use sealant to glue a..."Installing the direct air box for the woodstove"Continue reading
I want to expand on Brian’s gutter post from yesterday to talk a bit about sourcing all the elements for our gutter install.I’d avoided dealing with gutters for a long time because I find them generally both ugly and surprisingly complicated. Our gutter run is on the side of the house that you first..."Sourcing half-round gutters"Continue reading
One step closer to being actually finished with the Actually Tiny house, today we installed this beautiful half round gutter to stop the splashes that have been putting little spots near the bottom of the siding.One nice thing about the style of roof we chose is that the entire thing can be drained into..."Gutter install"Continue reading
Applying Rubio Monocoat to the inside of complex surfaces with a squeegee alone can be frustrating. Check out this technique I use to make things easier.-Brian _Follow along with us on Instagram »...
The cabinet saga continues. Finishing tonight and tomorrow and hopefully installing on Tuesday.-Brian _Follow along with us on Instagram »...
The perfectionist in me is really struggling with cabinets. I think I’m probably doing an OK job considering that I never do this sort of work but I’m slow as molasses and a 64th out here and there which just grates on my nerves. Now that my tools are dialed in and having gone..."Assembling the coffee table"Continue reading
Working late tonight, the nice thing about being video creators is that we have some pretty amazing work lights. After finishing the (mostly square) drawers for the drawer unit, I started on the coffee table which is the last piece of furniture for the tiny house.I waited until the end to build this because..."Building a custom coffee table"Continue reading
Timelapse of the cabinet surgery so far. We are repurposing the wardrobe cabinet into an under counter shelf and an under counter drawer unit. The Makita cordless track saw is such a nice tool for this. I’m sure the festool is even better but who has that kind of money?-Brian _Follow along with us..."Timelapse: repurposing the kitchen cabinet"Continue reading
The conundrum of designing any space is that you only really know what you want after you’ve already built it. This is especially true with tiny spaces which are more impacted by less than optimal design. The rule I seem to live by is if it’s not at least 90% right it needs to..."Repurposing the kitchen cabinet"Continue reading