Sunday, July 17, 2011

Outside Inside, All Things Moving Forward

We finished spraying the foam and then spent time trimming it to fit the walls. It was a bit of a mess but took far less time then I thought. I am very pleased with the outcome. I believe the cottage is very tight, sealed in every respect and with a superior quantity of insulation with an R-value of 24. There is a great article in the latest issue of Fine Homebuilding about foam insulation. You can also go to this site do a search on foam insulation, they actually have a great bit of information on foam insulation both of the Soy and traditional varieties.

Okay now that insulation is done, I got focused on finishing up the door end of the house exterior.

In order to do this we needed to take a good look at the door. I am pretty excited about my door. I had it custom built by young local builder Mackenzie Strawn at Stayon Wood Windows And Doors. It is a Dutch door with outward left hand swing.

It required some modification to the door area based on the way the door was built.We cut a small section of entry way out to sit the door in at the right height.

As we started to prep for the interior I moved some wood from my storage area. As I looked at it, it really fired me up. It looks great. It is from Colorado and is known at Beetle Kill Pine. It has a silver/blue tone to it. I can't wait to see it on the wall.

1 comment:

  1. I remember driving I-70 through the Rockies in the late 80's. If you wrote BlueBlocker sunglasses you could see all the trees that were dying. With the glasses on they glowed reddish (I think). Each time I when through more were being killed by the beetles. At least some nice wood came out of it.