or, In Which I Sort Of Failed To Post Any Progress Stuff Last Week
I got the back wall clearcoated. It really brought out the colours in the wood — look at the difference above!
Having accomplished that, I figured I’d start on the back window. Tyvek tape to keep water out of the walls:
I found a cool pallet board with some of the bark still on & used it for part of the frame:
Et voila, a window frame! Or at least as far as I got that day before the rain really started to pish doon.
It rained pretty much all day the next couple days, so I didn’t get back to working outside until Sunday. At which point … well, there was still water to work around.
Really not a good time to be working with this board here.
But the pallet boards I’d pulled for the window frame were dry, so I got that done & then clearcoated it.
That’s as far as I can get with that window without taking off the plywood over it, which I don’t especially want to do in the middle of the monsoon. Not like there’s any shortage of other stuff to be done, such as making the side door better at keeping water outside.
Look, it’s filling the gap between the door & the trim! Also, now nobody can peek! At least through that bit.
Having accomplished that, I set out to get the mail & a couple more salvaged boards. Here’s where I’ve been getting the ones I used for the back wall:
It’s such gorgeous wood, I can’t just leave it there to rot.
On the way back I stopped to check another abandoned house, & found TREASURE:
Hell YEAH I’m going back for that with the van. & another pair of hands. Maybe two.
I grabbed these right away, though. Who wouldn’t?
I’m keeping one, & the other’s going to a friend who can’t use power tools. Rockin it old school!
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