Q: How many students does it take to build IKEA cabinets?

A: Three. We worked together to put the main cabinet structure together. There was much reading of diagrams, turning around of boards, screwing and unscrewing of screws, snapping together of sections, and hammering of tiny nails. After a steep learning curve we completed the main cabinet frame and placed in the tiny house from last semester, … More Q: How many students does it take to build IKEA cabinets?

Productive Mondays

So much was happening at the tiny house build site today! The most complex task? Building Ikea cabinets. Who knew something with directions could be so complicated? Luckily, I was part of the group building a bed frame, and no contact with the dreaded Ikea cabinets was necessary. To build the bed frame, we cut … More Productive Mondays

Touring a Tiny House

To prep for our big semester of building, we got to tour the completed tiny house of retired UGA microbiology professor and tiny house enthusiast, Dr. Peter Hartel. He built an amazing house right in his backyard – complete to regulation building codes and even to the requirements of the historic neighborhood in which he resides. It was … More Touring a Tiny House

Saws & Walls

Another day of building is in the books! The big goal for today was walls, walls, and more walls. Together, we measured and cut 2x4s to get more of the frame nailed together. Hand saws were a bit of a challenge, but our power tool skills are getting there! By the time we’re done, we’ll (almost) be … More Saws & Walls