Sunday, April 27, 2008

Glass, At Last

The ground finally dried out, the windows have been delivered, and Barry has started the installation. Here are the master bedroom windows behind the black steel roof supports.

Remember that the green stuff will be covered by smooth, warm vertical-grained shiplapped siding that will run horizontally. The roof will consist of shiny, spangly galvalume standing seam panels. All this will nicely offset, we think, the black metal elements.

Next week, the main event--the curtain wall.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

The Great Thaw

Above is an aerial shot from a demo ride Barry the Builder gave me (he's recently become a FAA-certified flight instructor), courtesy of Touch & Go Aviation.

Below that are the black steel supports for the master bedroom--an audible that Barry suggested. I'm liking 'em.

Spring may finally have sprung. Wisconsin has had a long, tough winter, and the project has been in stasis for longer than everyone would like.

Recent progress, however:
  • The steel guys finally came through with the curtain wall's extremely robust window framing (courtesy of the window manufacturer's liability lawyers and nervous engineers).

  • The windows are ready to install this coming week (how many times have I said that in the past few months?)

  • The roof has been insulated and membraned within an inch of its life, just waiting for final galvalume layer.

  • The primo vertical grain cedar siding is being sanded smooth, buffed with a fine chamois and sealed.

  • The cabinet guy is returning North, just like the swallows of Capistrano.

During the Winter, I was pretty philosophical about the slow pace, now I'm anxious (and so is Barry, Ted, the architect, and everyone else connected with the project) to see things happening with all deliberate speed.

More updates to come shortly. Promise.