Corbels, Windows and Plywood

Hi everyone, Seeing as how this 16 degree morning has forced us to remain indoors. We decided to post some updates on our progress. Of course we could clean, or do laundry, or just sit in front of the tele. watching these mindless talk shows. But not us, we are working together to do it all. minus the mindless. I almost like that ¨minus the mindless¨. The mindless gibberish of the entertainment industry.

 This tiny house of ours is taking shape. We have applied the hardie siding, added some corbels, and installed a few windows.

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Lambs Tongue Chamfer Detail

 

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I want to write a little about a detail I added to the corner posts on the front corners.

It mimics a detail I saw on a piece of seventeenth century furniture. I know it as a Lambs Tongue Chamfer.

I made these with nothing more than a handheld router fitted with a 45 degree chamfer bit.

I picked a place and marked the top line,  an inch below that line I placed another mark, and another mark 1/2 ” below that one.

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The Trailer

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With little to no cash funds for this project we opteded to build ours out of Reclaimed Materials. We actually are going to try and build something with luck, beautiful out of what most might consider trash.

Our target budget for this build is $2500.00….

So we start the project  by purchasing a 1976 19′ Taurus camper for $300 off of a personal listing from Craiglist.com. Such an ugly little trailer but  Dave and I have big plans for the trailer underneath that ghastly Tin shell!!

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