The last week of August marks another important milestone in the project. Last week the Smallwood crew finished all of the interior plywood and began work on interior wood siding – finish work is now beginning!
The first room to get finished is the guest bathroom – which features reclaimed redwood from an old wine vat that I’ve had on my existing property for many years – several decades old the wood is aged and beautiful. The house will feature no sheetrock anywhere – with an all wood and rammed earth interior. Half of the interior finish boards came from Bainbridge Island – milled at Coyote Woodworks. This includes – cottonwood from my property, and a felled Hemlock tree from a neighbor all milled, dried and made into boards. The remaining wood is all FSC Cedar from Sustainable Northwest Woods in Oregon.
On the outside of the house – the bike/canoe shed is underway (the last piece of the composition to be built)
Things will start getting quite beautiful over the next few weeks!