The tiny house in winter
So, it's update time... what's happened since my last post? A lot!
- All of my interior sheathing is done and painted
- Some interior trim is done
- Bathroom light and sink are in
- Shower plumbing is finished
- The second part of my feature wall is done
- The rails for my lofts are done
the kitchen was originally a darker green, but then I left my extra paint in the trailer before I put a heater in it and the paint froze, ruining it; I used that opportunity to choose a lighter shade for my final coat
One big nuisance: the seams between the interior panels. I tried filling them with various things, hoping they would cover well and leave a nice smooth surface, but many of them cracked. Part of the problem was that the trailer was still cold when I finished them. Not ice cold, I had a heater on, but it took several days of having the heater on to get the TH up to temperature; there was a lot of thermal mass on the inside, and at first I forgot to plug the chimney hole and the plumbing, so a lot of cold air was still coming in. Now that the insides are warm, it stays warm with the heater on low, but the gap fillers I tried (spackle in some spots, caulk in others) shrank quite a bit, and almost every seam cracked open. I redid some of them but others will be hidden, so why bother?
Still much work to do. I should probably be working on it right now, but the current priority-task is cutting and planing wood to finish my trim, but it's 20° F and there's a foot of snow on the ground. That level of loud and messy work needs to be done outside. So who knows what I'll work on today.