Monday, March 27, 2017

How to Save Weight in Your Tiny House Build By Combining Sheathing and Siding

For ease of construction, and where possible, walls are built flat.
Wall #1 was built ON the trailer, sheathed, and raised intact.

As you saw in Framing Part Two, the rest of the walls are raised once framed,
and THEN wrapped.

Mathematically, it's not easy to keep track of the framing calculations needed 
for building from the outside in, 
(as he did with Wall #1)
and building from inside out, 
(as he did with Wall # 2 through Wall #4)

And then just when he was just getting started on sheathing Wall #2, Mark made a mistake.

That mistake meant we had to scrap one entire sheet of siding / sheathing.

So I went and bought another sheet and painted it.

And, I figured that as long as I was painting, I'd get started on painting the fascia.

A front view with already-painted siding that doubles as structural sheathing.

The Rear View.

The Back Wall View - Almost Done!

Here you can see (and this will haunt me forever) that the replacement sheet 
was not from the same mill as the other sheets.   

I'm trying to get over it....

Front and Main Wall View - With Fascia!

(and I decided to add a 3rd coat of yellow to the entire house as well)

Tarped and waiting for a dry day to add the ice and rain shield / roofing underlayment.

After that, interior framing and roofing,
(Roofing will require another dry day which are in very short supply this season)
and trim, and door installation, and electrical, and wiring.......

Thanks again, Mr. Plywood, for your ongoing support of My Tiny Perch!
We LOVE working with such great materials and people!


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