We’re so far behind on updates on the studio building progress that I’m not going to delay any longer hoping to post updates in order. When I have access to the photos of earlier progress I’ll put up some retrospective studio build posts.
Last week we finished the siding, except for trim, and last week and this week we have been putting in windows, using ladder jacks to make a mini scaffold for raising the high windows.
Just finished putting the last of the trim on the last of the windows. We still have more spackling and priming to do, and we have to put up corner trim.
Finishing the siding:
Cutting and assembling a tiny fiddly bit of trim for the corners between upper and lower roof. This is one of the reasons all this finish work takes so long.
Putting in the upstairs windows, using ladder jacks to make a simple scaffold. We still have our huge mobile scaffold inside the building.
All our windows are salvaged from older houses via Urban Ore. This pair was probably the first ones we bought, because they’re beautiful craftsman style windows, a matched set. They are down at ground level on the North wall, one near the front door, the other in what will be the hammering room.
David has worked a long time on cleaning and repairing these and building their jambs, but there’s always a last-minute adjustment to be done with planes and chisels.
But the results are gorgeous:
All the lintels for the windows are salvaged redwood siding. The inspectors won’t let us use salvaged wood for anything structural, but siding is fine. And old siding is just a little thicker than new, for a perfect craftsman look. Of course, this was salvaged from some very old working building, where it had old square cut-nails, and every generation of nail and staple since, so there is a LOT of filling to do.