Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Next on the agenda? Framing out the flooring. As you can see in this first picture, I removed a small plank from the deck and spread the other planks out in 3 different spots to allow for easier access when i lag bolt the walls to the trailer.
Then the framing begins, this part is pretty self explanatory. I nailed all the wood together with single nails to hold it all in place then I screwed everything together. Next up, securing the floor to the deck, followed by insulation and OSB.
So, the decking that came with my trailer didn't come screwed to the trailer itself. My task today was to alleviate that problem in order to connect the floor framing to the trailer. These screws are what I used. They are called drill screws and maybe a couple of other things.
What they do is connect wood to metal, if you can see in the picture, there are little wings or tabs which bore out the wood and then the screw self drills into the metal once the tabs hit metal they shear off and finally that little notch visible in the image taps threads into the metal and tada wood secured to metal. These particular ones were about $6 for 15 screws, not cheap, but well worth it in the long run.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Quick note to anyone planning on building one of these (or anything at that)...buy your lumber from a lumber yard, they do all the work and usually are competetive with Lowes or HD price-wise.
I was going to begin some construction today but after unloading the lumber and getting all my tools set up, I was beat. Also, I have a show tonight so don't want to start something I can't finish.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
This blog will document the process of the build of my tiny house and hopefully serve as inspiration to anyone else wishing to make a drastic life-change but feel it's too daunting a task. I am lazy and difficult to self motivate outside a job setting, so this project is just what I need to get the old blood a flowin...let the games begin!