I didn’t get a mid-week post done, I was pretty busy the last couple of days, and got sick somehow – some kind of flu.
But I got a lot done on the swing walls. Cut rigid foam insulation for the swing walls, and installed it, using screws to keep it in place (the framing is 3″ thick and the insulation is only 2″ thick. I put the insulation against the inside wall – with the 1″ gap against the outside wall, to increase thermal efficiency.). Here’s a couple of pics illustrating how I did it:
I also added the recesses for the surface bolt strike plates, and installed them, and begun to install some of the interior wall.
Those pics sure look dirty and messy, but I blame the crappy phone camera and the flash – everything is actually clean and nice.
So, the swing wall shuts fine and locks, and operates as it should. I just finished painting the trim pieces, which I hope to install on the swing walls tomorrow, with the bumpers and other stuff, then I can consider this swing wall complete. The opposite swing wall presents a bit of a dilemma, since the tiny house is parked pretty close to a fence (and can’t be moved), so I won’t be able to open the swing wall while installing it, which might be an issue getting the hinges aligned perfectly and such. We’ll see, though, we’ll see.
Aside from that, I’ve done a lot of painting. I’ve primed the window frames, primed and painted the windows, and painted the swing wall trim. Everything needs at least one more coat of paint before it can all be assembled and installed. There’s bad (very cold) weather floating in on Sunday, so thankfully most of this work can be done indoors, and I’ll save the construction of the opposite swing wall until after these storms pass by.
So, in summary, this swing wall will be complete tomorrow. The windows in 3-4 days (need to paint and attach the trim, install the panes). Far swing wall done in 2 weeks.
It’s progress, and good progress. But all the painting and waiting for paint to dry is murdering my patience.