A classmate and myself took advantage of some of the scrap wood that was left over to build a personal project. We are in charge of the tailgates for football games for our department, so we decided to build cornhole boards. We used the building techniques learned in class to make our set. George also … More Extra Building Project
On Monday we were visited by a guest speaker. Tim Davidson from the Creative Animal Foundation came to class to tell us about his current program. He along with his partner, Stephanie Arne, are traveling around the country in a tiny house to promote sustainable living. Tim also checked out our tiny house and interviewed … More Guest Speaker
While the rain came down on Monday we spent our time building raised beds. These beds will be used for people in wheelchairs to plant in. Most of the frames were already build, so we spent our time putting wood glue on the frame to ensure stability, and then finish drilling in boards. By the … More Building Raised Beds
Tiny houses can have a large variety of who they could house. One of these being H-2A workers. H-2A workers are immigrants that come to the United States to work as farm labor, mainly during harvest seasons. The H-2A program has requirements for houses, that tiny houses meet. Some of these requirements are 100 sqft … More Potential Uses for Tiny Houses
While working we have had some issues with warped wood. Because most our boards are stored outside, some boards have experienced warping that have caused them to bend. This serves as an issue because bent boards can be a liability to the structure of the house and can throw off the plans for the house.
On Monday Rance and I were in charge of measuring and cutting the 2×4’s for the house. George would call out lengths to us, we would make a mark with the amount on the 2×4, and then cut the length with a circular saw. Some of the pieces needed to be angled, so we would … More Measuring and Cutting
For our tiny house this semester, at the request of Dr. Hartel, we are making it handicap accessible. This will require quite a few modifications to the plan, especially from the past two houses. To fit regulation, our house will have two entrances, one on the side of the house and the other leading in … More Handicap Accessible Tiny House
On Monday we started to put beams on the house for the roof. George made cuts on the beams in the angle of the roof so the beams would rest correctly on the sides. Once cut we climbed the ladders to position it, which was no easy task. The beams weigh nearly 70 pounds, and … More Beams for the roof