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Siding 1

Siding the dormer was tricky – setting up a big platform off of the scaffolding gave me stable footing and a work station.  We wanted to get this part of the house completed before it gets too hot, because the shingles are at greater risk for wear when they heat up.  We protect with mats to be

Built-Ins

The built-ins are a key component of the house, and some of the most fun things to build!  They make the house feel more like a home.  Most of the built-in furniture is located in the habitable attic.  The storage areas behind the 5′ knee walls are conducive to accommodating built-ins.  This way, the furniture doesn’t

Trim

The deep walls make for correspondingly deep window sills – deep enough to place small potted plants, picture frames, or other trinkets.  We use medium density fiberboard for window trim, door trim, and baseboard.  The frame expanders and sills are made out of solid hardwood (poplar) since they are potentially subjected to more wear. The trim is

Flooring

It took our team many, many hours of research to find the right floor at the right price.  We knew from the beginning that we gravitate towards the darker, richer stains of a hardwood floor, with wide planks, a slightly distressed surface, and a good wear warranty.  The house is designed to stand the test of time,