Month: September 2011

September 28, 2011 / / basement entrance project

Tar paper up, and old crappy insides gutted, we proceeded to put the cedar shingles up. We originally looked at clapboard, but that was WAY expensive. While Cedar Shake Shingles aren’t the cheapest option either, it was still night and day from the clapboard. The only other option was vinyl…

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September 10, 2011 / / basement entrance project

  Once all the plywood panels were put in, the next step was the roof. We lined it with felt paper and layered those shingles on. I will admit, my sometimes overwhelming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder was pleased with the measuring and careful overlapping of the shingles. We also cut out…

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September 3, 2011 / / overview

Oh yeah, I also built this rad bat house. Four months later, still no residents, despite the fact that they fly around like, all of the time. Seriously, its kind of awesome.   It might not be high enough, or maybe its facing the wrong direction. If nothing settles by…

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