Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Never a Lack

Never a lack of projects here at LanderLand to distract us from completing our Timber Frame Cottage.

Like this one, a pad to set a two person hot tub which has turned into a big landscaping job. In the back ground Satomi has been fabrication a fence of wire fabric filled with stones, Gabion style.

Gabions (from Italian gabbione meaning "big cage"; from Italian gabbia and Latin cavea meaning "cage") are cages, cylinders, or boxes filled with soil or sand ...

Years ago when we were trenching all over our land I had stubbed out plumbing and electrical conduits to this area. Thought some day there might be another building up in this corner. It's a good feeling to finally be putting them to use. A new yard hydrant, hopefully the last, a small electrical sub panel and a yard pole light.
Future site for our Hot Tub
Another trench, not really a distraction but a necessity. However, a lot of unplanned work and $150 in parts due to an improperly sized conduit I install years ago. Opps! At least I had left over plastic gas pipe
so nice to be using that old inventory up and to clear up some storage space.

Trenching for propane for the kitchen oven

No distraction here just slow tile work. I have been putting in anywhere from 4 to 8 hours a day on the shower. Today was 8. We used simple 4 1/4" Dal Tile ceramic tile but added stainless steel edging on all the corners and again cove base tile for the floor and ceiling. These details are time consuming.

45 degree corner tiled

One wall to go plus the floor and ceiling. Love that cove base!
This shower won't quite be perfect, like the drain is not centered and the shell was not designed for 4 1/4"tile. Actually the shower wasn't designed with any tile size in mind. All in all though it's turning out quite nice and we will be happy when it's done.

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