Personal tools
log in | join | help
Sections

Blogs

by Marshall Mayer last modified Aug 17, 2012 09:05 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 12 votes)
LiveModern subscribes to blogs about modern and sustainable design for housing products and services. We've aggregated the subscriptions into the Blogs section. If you publish or know of a blog that other LiveModern readers would like, please contact us and we'll subscribe to it here.



 

 


Pleasant surprise

by Jason Hammond from From the ground up  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:37 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

I got a call today from Corey at Benedict and Associates, just letting us know that our SIPs panels are arriving on Friday.To say I was excited about this news would be an understatement. This lead to my new understanding that the words “I love you man!” are for no reason, ever, (I repeat) EVER, [...]

Read More…


IMG_1063.jpg

Just right

by Jason Hammond from From the ground up  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

The crew from Plummer Concrete had arrived very early on Thursday to prep the floors for the city inspection, with the intention to pour the following day based on the weather forecast. However, by the time Thursday morning rolled around (and the inspection was passed with flying colors) the forecast was calling for the rain [...]

Read More…


IMG_1080.jpg

SIPs panels — one big puzzle.

by Jason Hammond from From the ground up  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

I am on cloud nine today. At 6am I got confirmation that our trusses were being completed and would be on their way early next week. Just a few hours later I received word that our SIPs were to arrive on-site around 10am. I would have run over to the lot immediately but this little [...]

Read More…


IMG_1087.jpg

Going up

by Jason Hammond from From the ground up  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

I got to the site this morning and was more than a little eager to see the first of the wall panels go up. The crew from Berget Construction were already there and had started to snap lines for the sill plate on wall. They were waiting for Curt from Panelworks Plus to show up [...]

Read More…


GroheMinta.png

Minimalist beauty

by Jason Hammond from From the ground up  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

Although many of the modern material and products we’ve been searching for fall into one of two major camps, the really hard to find or the ridiculously expensive. Kitchen faucets and sinks are however an area where modern minimalism has become a growing trend, making the hardest part choosing between all the great options. I’ve [...]

Read More…


Timber_Table.JPG

Field Trip

by Jason Hammond from From the ground up  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:34 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

This weekend we ventured north to Duluth, MN to visit the Duluth Timber Company. Our kitchen design calls for a 15 foot breakfast bar that we had originally planned to construct out of Birch plywood. Our cabinet maker Matt Eastvold from Eastvold Custom Woodworks had suggested that a really cool, very “green” friendly option would [...]

Read More…


IMG_1100.jpg

SIPs panels

by Jason Hammond from From the ground up  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:33 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

Wednesday I took the day off from work and put in a little sweat equity into my project. Thankfully the crew from Berget Construction was kind enough to let me think I was doing some good by helping out. I had been on site for the first few panels on Monday but I really wanted [...]

Read More…


Dollars and sense.

by Jason Hammond from From the ground up  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

In both my personal and professional life I am notoriously conservative when it comes to spending money. I can not tell you how many times I have picked up a pair of pants or a really cool shirt, then proceed to wander around the store while I debate with myself over whether I really need [...]

Read More…


IMG_1164.jpg

High Rise

by Jason Hammond from From the ground up  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:34 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

The second floor walls are all but complete and the building now awaits the placement of the roof panels. Tuesday’s heavy rain cut the work day extremely short but the crew more than made up for the lost time with what they accomplished today.The entire structure seems much larger than I had imagined but some [...]

Read More…


IMG_1142.jpg

Putting the sexy back in trusses.

by Jason Hammond from From the ground up  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:33 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)

After the rather remarkable progress of the first floor walls going up, the last three days have seen the less visually remarkable steps of floor trusses and deck sheeting going in. The second floor decking is obviously a crucial step so by no means do I mean to minimize the importance of this stage of [...]

Read More…

Document Actions

 

 

 
 
 
this website is for sale

This website will undergo significant changes in 2019.  First, the domain name has been sold. Visitors will not be able to find the site at livemodern.com after about six months. In the meantime, we are looking for a buyer for the content, someone who wants to continue the mission of the website. If that is you, contact marshall [at] livemodern.com. I will provide details.

more...
 

Website migration, maintenance and customization provided by Grafware.