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by Marshall Mayer last modified Aug 17, 2012 09:05 AM
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Progress continues....

by harttills from Tills Home  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:37 AM
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The first floor SIPs are almost all up - the missing spaces are mostly windows...and we can tell that the windows are going to be pretty impressive in the living room. The ceiling is high - 13' - and all glass on the South facing wall. You can see in [...]

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October is off to a good start!

by harttills from Tills Home  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
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After being away for almost a week, we were pleasantly surprised upon our first visit back to the land. The walls are going up and most of them should be erected by the end of this week. Today Tim placed the styrofoam forms (ICFs) for our concrete [...]

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Onwards and Upwards!

by harttills from Tills Home  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:34 AM
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Today Matt and I met for lunch at the land and were pleasantly suprised to see the second story going up! All of the SIP walls are now in place and tomorrow they will start on the stairway or the SIP roof panels. Also, the concrete guys were out to [...]

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Keeping an eye on the prize

by harttills from Tills Home  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:33 AM
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What a dramatic change in the past two weeks - all the SIP walls are up. Now the progress becomes less obvious. Today all of the upstairs walls were framed and the stairway was started. Here's a little eye candy (to me anyways!) of the revised exterior [...]

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A full garage

by harttills from Tills Home  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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Materials continue to arrive daily. The Prodema siding (the resin impregnated wood veneer panels used on the East side of the house, garage, and around the large stairwell windows) arrived from Spain yesterday. It's an amazingly small crate - that [...]

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More fixtures...

by harttills from Tills Home  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
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These are a few fixtures we ordered yesterday. Our exterior lighting will be similar to the bottom right fixture in the collage of photos. The one that looks like folded paper is for the "media room" just off the living room, and the sconces are for the [...]

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Fireplace Frustrations

by harttills from Tills Home  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
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We have continued to struggle with the fireplace. On one hand, we really like the idea (smell, feel) of a wood burning fireplace. On the other hand, we are aware that it is polluting and worse for the environment than gas. Another major struggle has [...]

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The timbers have arrived!

by harttills from Tills Home  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:34 AM
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Our 26 foot douglas fir beams arrived on Thursday and they look beautiful! There was a bit of a mix-up, though...they weren't finished (as in varnished). It's kind of a mixed blessing, as now we will be able to really control the color and final finish, [...]

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Beam me up!

by harttills from Tills Home  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:34 AM
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Yesterday the first two beams were placed...those are the most difficult ones, and today should show a big change as more go up. That main beam will be trimmed down (it's about 6 ft too long right now) once all the others are placed. On Saturday Matt [...]

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The details

by harttills from Tills Home  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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The sofits of the garage and second story were completed this week with the same douglas fir tongue in groove paneling that will cover the living room and porch ceilings....The beams are now stained and ready to be placed first thing next week! By the end [...]

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