Tuesday, August 16, 2016

hole on purpose

One more step towards fighting off the encroachment of nature on our stuff - removing mouse nest opportunities in the truck.    I finally decided to make the move and cut a hole in the plastic under the glove compartment.  Found a lot of leaves and mouse nest activity:

Cleaned that all out, made a wooden cover for the hole:

Sooner or later, the whole thing is going to be wood.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Sauna updates - ceiling and heat shield

more updates on the sauna, which started with this post

The ceiling started going in, with a vapor barrier above it (which is really just a bit of a drip stopper plan).  Those are cedar fence boards from the lumber yard. 

As the roof was getting done, I started prepping for the cement board and heat shield installation, and thought I'd throw a little more heat shielding onto the studs: 

Here's the cement board - my 'non-flammable material', layer 1: 

Ceiling got done. Later got a piece of trim at the ridge line. 

A round wood post went in to hold up the center of the 'high bench' so it can take a lot of weight: 

And after the corrugated metal went in (non-flammable material, layer 2) I set down an old piece of granite counter top and got the little stove in.  
Now to go get the chimney parts, and figure out how I'm going to cut a chimney hole. 

Cabin shower pan getting in place

Actually, kind of happy about this progress.  It needed to be up so the drain trap will fit.