Recycled cedar in it's original location.
The siding on the guesthouse is almost completed. Just a few boards left to go around the roof. An interesting thing has happened now that the siding is almost finished. People are asking us if we are remodeling. The siding does make this little building look like the old farm outbuilding we'd hoped for.
Travis and Brad work on the center beam, many feet off the ground.
The guesthouse siding is getting close to being completed. By the end of the week it will be finished except for the top piece. Barn swallows scooted into the crack at the top and are raising a family. We'll need to wait for the babies to leave the nest before we can completely close it up.
The bad news, sadly, is this old barn siding is no longer on a barn. The barn was demolished to clear the way to build more houses on farm land. The good news is it will grace our new guesthouse. The wood was gently removed from the barn, the nails pulled, and then it was preserved with a natural deck oil. This photo is of the first few pieces to be put up on the NW corner.
The Seattle PI headline today. Snowplows were busy clearing snow on Snoqualmie Pass, with less than two weeks before summer solstice. Snow level is at 2,500 feet and temperatures are at least 10 degrees below normal. We've all been whining about the cold, rain and lack of spring, but it's justified. The weather sucks. There is, unfortunately, no end in sight before the end of June. The weather has definitely been a problem with our construction project with some days just too awful to pump up the motivation.
The various utilities, including the new service box, are getting hooked up. Today Lance and Golda installed the box. Yesterday Josh and Brad built the walls and organized the pex from the electrical from the phone from the DSL and on and on...
Here Katrina, Brad and Josh are lifting the third beam into place. A forth is expected to be in place before the end of the day. These pictures are of the third beam on the NE corner of the main living wing as it is being secured. News Alert: A phone call (5:30) just came through reporting a fifth beam was just lifted into place.