Sharing our wooden yurt building experience and more.
The walls were done last month. Matthew used an old Scandinavian method of hanging a branch to signify completion and bring good luck. Thanks Matthew! 🙂
Non toxic, made in USA flooring adhesive: http://www.premierbuildingsolutions.net/product/xtrabond-platinum-advanced-polymer-wood-floor-adhesive/
This particular reclaimed wood is proving most challenging to work with. Matthew and Corbin have put in a lot of extra time and effort to make it work. It’s been very much appreciated. Look how awesome it looks! It feels very warm and comfortable when you walk on it. I have to admit I was surprised how nice it felt.
After that is complete, they can finish putting up the base moulding, install the kitchen cabinets and appliances, the bathroom stuff and the interior doors.
Our heating choice (well… one of them):
And finally, some more electrical work was done. Now we are waiting on the light fixture bases to come in and the rest of it will be done. They were ordered on http://www.schoolhouseelectric.com/lighting/pendant-fixtures/union-4.html and made in Portland. I couldn’t find the ones I was looking for salvaged so had to go with new ones. I bought all the glass shades from either Second Use, Ballard ReUse or Earthwise in Seattle.
Our estimated time of completion is end of the month. Before we can move in, here are the other things I haven’t mentioned yet that need to be installed: wood stove and brick hearth pad, propane for cooking and on demand hot water heater, light tubes (like skylights but concentrated and focused light instead of muted), bricks for under the covered porch and in front of the back door, the stove hood vent, and some more trim work. I think that is it, I may be forgetting something. We’re very close and yet it feels very far. I have my fingers crossed and hope we can be moving in soon.
Thanks for reading!!!