The Creation Begins with Destruction

The trailer has been re-located down next to the cabin. I've got the pressure-treated lumber to build the base. And if my motivation keeps up, I should have it framed in by the end of the summer. Hopefully.

Nov 20, 2012

Relocated .. and some progress

My landlord moved the trailer down next to our cabin. This puts it in reach of the outdoor electrical outlet (30amp) that I installed. Just so I can weld and do other outdoor projects. The springs and one axle (the straight one) were sanded and painted black. The axles and tires are back on the trailer ... which aids in wheel well location and alignment. Today I started construction on the rear section of the wooden base. The base will be basically 3 parts that are connected together. The middle section is not as wide as the other two ... due to working around the wheel wells. Next I will need 5 sheets of plywood for the subfloor ... and so I can work on the issues pertaining to the plumbing for the bathtub and the sinks. That's the part that I'm trying to visualize right now. Once that is worked out, then I can get on with the side walls. Here's a photo

Jul 15, 2012

Procrastination is my name

I said I would go out and level the frame again ... but just haven't gotten to it in the heat. Tomorrow is another day for that... :-)

Jun 17, 2012

Shuffling the Trailer Around

The landlord was shuffling things a week ago in accord with his project plans ... so he put the extended forks on the front of his tractor, just picked up the entire frame, and moved it down next to the cabin ... where we re-stacked the bricks under it and set it down.  I've gotta straighten the brick piles a bit, make some wooden wedges, and get it all leveled out.

I've also purchased the pressure-treated lumber and flashing to build the wooden base.    Need the foam and 3/4" sheets to cover it.  Oh, and the plumbing connectors to come up through the base for the tub/shower, vent, and sink drains.  That will take some adjusting before I can frame up the walls.  I'm sure it would all be a lot easier if I wasn't dealing with the drain tanks.  But that gives me more options.