If you "Like" us on Facebook, you may know that my son, Cru, was born yesterday afternoon and we couldn't be happier! He is big, healthy, and perfect....and finally asleep so I have a few minutes sitting here in the hospital to do some blogging. It's appropriate since his big sister will have to share said tree house with him!
Where to start? As I said in the last post, we are insulated and drywalled but we are also wired. We have lights, plugs, and a 4 circuit breaker box. Everything is basically wired up like an RV and the entire house can be "plugged in" and powered up. I plan on going solar in the future but, for now, it can be run off a generator or plugged into an RV outlet.
After the drywall and one layer of tape, we trimmed everything out inside. Usually trim comes last but with a really thick hand texture, I figured it would be much easier to just texture to the trim. For the window casing, we ripped down cedar fence pickets from a gate we had to remove. The window trim is mostly the siding ripped down with some of the junk pile mixed in where applicable and the base board is the cedar siding ripped down with a decorative top cut by way of router.
Also after a layer of tape came the loft. It was framed using left over material from the deck framing. The beam was attached to the walls with angle brackets that took some customizing. I had to cut about an inch out of each one and drill new holes for the lags, no big deal, something we come across every day, making stuff work.
The hand texture came out AWESOME! We slopped it on everywhere, scraped it off the trim, and painted everything Navajo White(I had a bunch in my garage leftover from another project). I am hoping to put the redwood down on the deck on Friday(if we are out of here), build the handrail, build the steps, and find a slide. After that, it's some finishing touches, landscaping, and decorating. Enjoy the pictures and I will keep you posted!