So we had to take down the old rafters because they were getting rotten along the top and on the ends due to the white tarp disintegrating. We put up new 2 x 6 rafters and 2 x 4 stringers to support the galvanized metal roofing we are putting on now. Since I’m not using … More A couple more photos of the new roof.
As I was beginning to plan where to put all my shelves in the art studio, I realized I didn’t have enough wall space. I decided to build a wall between the two halves of the studio to give me room for all my hanging shelves. I didn’t like how closed off it felt, however, … More Half walls in the art studio
The neighbor behind us used to have sheep in this pasture. Unfortunately the sheep were killed by coyotes and the pasture has been farrow for a few years. I finally got a hold of our neighbor and he said I could use the pasture for our horses. I built a little gate and let them … More New pasture for the horses.
I’m so excited I can now move on to the pop out windows which will be in the open triangle spaces below the upper roof. After that I will put in the large triangle windows for the loft area on all four sides of the building. Working on construction in my life reminds me of … More Finally got all the shingles on the fancy roof.
I love working on the details of this fancy little roof. This is never boring. My sister Cheryl designed this tiny studio in the corner of my backyard.
Yesterday evening we worked in the cool of the late part of the day. We had Ryan helping to place the hurricane ties for the rafters. The last two nights I’ve had dreams where the 6 tons of hay we bought were being rained on! Makes me feel a great sense of urgency to get the … More The new barn is going up.
I borrowed a friends tractor and had a great time grading our back half acre. We smoothed out the pasture area and created a nice slope in the new barn area where we will be building this summer. Also, spent some time smoothing out the old garden to extend our grassy back lawn. The … More Another toy for Ryan and me.
The day was warmer, and Melanie was over, so John and Melanie and I finally put the front door in on the art studio cottage. Watch video below to see how amazingly it works!
This is an approximation of how Cheryl’s studio will look in the setting of my yard. Cheryl and friends have already gotten the base of the floor done and some of the wall bones up. With the weather being only intermittently dry, she takes the moments as they come and dons her warm fluffy jacket … More Cheryl's Studio Rendering Done!