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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 11, 2014 - 12:15pm PT
Sanskara, nice work!

Vegas, WTF? You the second coming of Ted Kaczynski?
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Apr 11, 2014 - 12:29pm PT
Haha not hardly man...I haven't played with explosives since I was a kid. ;)Just wanted to build a workable Morse transmitter the old school way.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 11, 2014 - 06:00pm PT
Still building this really nice addition. 11 1/2'' walls, R40.

Credit: Brandon-

Credit: Brandon-

Credit: Brandon-

Credit: Brandon-

Credit: Brandon-

Yup, I love what I do. It's not always fun, but I love it regardless.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Apr 13, 2014 - 06:29pm PT
I met with some potential clients two weeks ago to discuss a coffee table commission. It was for a sun room and to sit between a sofa and two chairs. One of the chairs, the owners favorite, is a Moser Lolling chair like the one pictured below. Moser makes a coffee table in the same style, but they didn't like the dimensions. This is why I came in.

Thos. Moser Lolling chair & coffee table.
Thos. Moser Lolling chair & coffee table.
Credit: Edge

They liked the length (50") of the Moser table, but not the width of 20"; we started with a width of 32" for our table. Because of the layout of the existing furniture in the space, I suggested an elliptical table to ease traffic flow around the table and be easy on the shins. The clients like to keep plants on the table they have now, but with cherry in a natural finish the top would be subject to water damage and burning a color change into the top. This made me suggest a glass top in a wood frame, which also allowed display of items on the solid wood shelf below and lighten the entire piece visually. I drew a sketch, then floated a price (the thing with pricing one-offs is to remind them of all the work, skill, and uniqueness is involved, quote a number, then listen for a gasp, followed by a hard swallow, and then an agreement. If they say yes right away you could have milked 'em for more.)

Before I commit to a full size drawing and making sawdust fly, today I made a quick cardboard mock-up for the clients to set in the space, move around, and see the impact it will have visually on the room.

Coffee table mock-up; my entryway, not the intended space.
Coffee table mock-up; my entryway, not the intended space.
Credit: Edge

It's not a large project but it should be fun, and making the 3" wide x 1" thick top frame structurally sound will be a challenge.
squishy

Mountain climber
Apr 14, 2014 - 12:07pm PT


I got some more footage from riding my drone...so much fun..I already have to build another, and another...well you know how it goes..
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Apr 16, 2014 - 08:10pm PT
Put some finishing touches on the kitchen today while the granite counters went on.

Hickory flooring and cherry cabinet install.
Hickory flooring and cherry cabinet install.
Credit: Edge
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 16, 2014 - 08:17pm PT
I got bored the other day and went thru the obsolete toy bag.


Credit: TGT

We'll need a Santa Ana to make it a wind chime.

I guess it will make a better seismic alarm.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Apr 16, 2014 - 08:22pm PT
Brandon- could we get some more details and photos on that R40 framing...?
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Apr 16, 2014 - 08:23pm PT
TGT. . . I bet that things sounds great!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 16, 2014 - 08:42pm PT
Healyje, I'll do my best to take some more photos tomorrow.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Apr 16, 2014 - 08:45pm PT
The problem, eKat, is that TGT can't stop belaying it.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 16, 2014 - 08:48pm PT
Sounds great when tested, but if it sounds off for real you'd better be hanging on to something solid!

If it does ever sound off, I'll need the belay!
treez

Trad climber
99827
Apr 16, 2014 - 10:51pm PT
One time, after I dropped out and right before I left home, I was staying at my moms house. I woke up at o dark thirty to go to work, made my coffee, walked around the fence and grabbed my neighbors wind chime. Drove to work and threw it in the roll-off.

That was a good day.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Apr 20, 2014 - 10:39am PT
TGT
That's awesome
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Apr 20, 2014 - 11:15am PT
TGT..Good idea...Is that chime light enough to make noise...I have some pins rusting away into oblivion and might copy you...rj
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Apr 20, 2014 - 02:04pm PT
Really nice recent stuff, great variety of projects...
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 22, 2014 - 05:39pm PT
Bump for a great thread.

And, Sorry Healyje, totally spaced taking photos. The walls are 11 1/2'' deep. It's a standard 16 OC wall on the exterior built with 2x4's. An interior wall, same as the exterior, but with studs offset to create a thermal break, rests on the plate as well. This will all be filled with dense pack cellulose. No rigid insulation on the exterior, and this structure will attain R40 status. It's pretty simple, but you need to pour massive frost walls to accommodate the large bottom plates. When you know what you're doing, costs for these houses, when kept simple can be super competitive with traditional R22 walls (which is the new code requirement.)

R22 means that a standard 5 1/2'' wall, filled with fiberglass, needs one inch of continuous rigid insulation inside of the sidewall sheathing around the entire structure, thus creating a thermal break.

Thermal bridging is when the studs contact both the drywall and the exterior sheathing. You don't want that. Wood has an R value of 1. Not efficient.

When homes this tight are built, air handling systems need to be factored in as well, as the house doesn't breathe very much. Luckily, there are some great systems out there that aren't cost prohibitive. I can't cite numbers off the top of my head, my apologies.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 22, 2014 - 05:47pm PT
Is that chime light enough to make noise..

If it makes any noise yer gonna need a belay!
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Apr 22, 2014 - 06:55pm PT
Brandon, you answered my curiosity on the footings/foundation; beyond that I'd be interested in the details of any bridging and any floor / top-plate details if at all unusual. Helped a friend frame a house with steel a couple of years back, took awhile to get a 'feel' for it, but have to admit being converted to the point of not framing with wood if I ever built a place.
bamboo

Trad climber
pike co
Apr 23, 2014 - 10:15am PT
when kept simple can be super competitive with traditional R22 walls (which is the new code requirement.)

Brandon--is that NH state code?
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