Not of family but of materials. I have been craigslisting for weeks looking for doors for the master bedroom. I may have found some but have to go see them this weekend. I was taken by a set of arched double doors that were seven feet tall, but the owner would not come down more than $100 and $500 was more than I wanted to sink into doors.
Meanwhile, the day we left for California, I saw a listing for miscellaneous wood being sold in our town, so I called and the guy was super nice, he and his girlfriend have build a tiny house on an old truck with all scrap and recycled wood and he was reducing his inventory, now that the outside structure is completed. I got to tour the tiny house’s inside and it does remind me of an RV. Bunk over the cab, mid bath and rear kitchen living area.
I came home with a truck full of rough 1 x 4’s in cedar, 2 x 6 pieces with one long one, large pieces of 1/2 inch plywood that will come in handy for the platform I’m building for the ventilation system, various smaller pieces of 1/8″ plywood, some chipboard, some shelving, one piece of cement board, and some trim. All for $35. He said he would call if he had stuff left over. They are moving the tiny house to the mountains so that he can apprentice to a cabinet maker to detail the interior. Then he hopes to move out to Oregon to work on an organic farm. Wow, to be young again!
The truck load of wood will soon be joined by a bit of ledgestone left over from someone’s job that I want to use for the exposed post in the living room. The seller described it as tan, brown and moss green and I’m hoping it will look something like this.
Also a large pine TV cabinet/armoire that I will disassemble for the doors and side wood. I’m going to use the top for the range hood.
Can’t wait to get far enough to use this stuff.
And I will pick up some Hardie board trim for the siding corners. It will be nice to have some on hand. It is pre-painted too so that it will be protected until I get around to painting it whatever color we finally choose. Whoops, don’t count your chickens before they are hatched. This guy just renigged on our deal. I only wanted the trim and he said a buyer offered to buy all. What gets me is another seller would have said the trim is already promised. Not that big of a deal I guess.
In the meantime, walls are going in slowly and I’m working on the platform over the kitchen pantry and guest bath. We are fitting work between doctors appointments for us and my elderly mom who moved out here in September. But for some reason I keep thinking the finish line for this project is in sight. I hope so.