A Day of Fewer Projects

After all the work we did yesterday, today was bound to be a bit of a slow day in comparison. I pretty much got one real project done, which was the first layer of taping the vertical corners in the pantry.

Pantry drywalling project

When they're dry, I can do the corners at the ceiling, and then it's a festival of careful layers of mudding. The hardest part, really, is getting up the motivation to work on it in such small increments.

While I was doing that, Noel had his own project going on outside.

Noel cutting cementitious siding

Our plan for the eaves of the shed is to staple up hardware cloth, so there's a regular flow of air through there. Noel just wanted to add siding up to that point, instead of having the hardware cloth return to the wall horizontally. It might have made sense to have cut the wall studs down a bit so that the walls were only eight feet tall (and no extra siding would be needed), but that seemed like a lot of work at the time.

Filling in siding up to the eaves

When he's done with the tiddly bits of siding, I will go around and caulk all the seams smooth (and cover the nail heads at the same time), and they will be a lot less visible. We still need to go buy material for the trim, preferably before the rainy season starts.

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posted by ayse on 08/24/08

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You might be interested in this automatic chicken door:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylHo0XZuiWs

Neat. That's very much along the lines of what we're planning to build, although ours will move faster. (I love how it opens and the chickens are RIGHT THERE ready to come out.)

If you think those guys are ready to go (and that the door is slow) check out this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRptWiDzTIM&feature=related
Pretty funny, really. Oh, and watch it all the way to the end...

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