Bryan was at the job site early this morning to confirm the last measurements for our steel beam. Then, off to Watsonville to pick up 4 of our 20 remilled wooden beams from the original house. And, finally, a stop at Peninsula Building Materials for our Simpson Strong Tie connectors. And, it was a beautiful, […]
The second load of timbers left today, just after 1:00 pm. The site is looking very clean now. A bit lonely, but clean.
The truck arrived from Jackel Enterprises today and we loaded the first load of roof decking for remilling. Driving the forklift from Los Gatos Boulevard was a bit of a ‘white-knuckler’ as forklifts steer using their rear wheels. Going down Blossom Hill Road and crossing over Highway 17 will not be forgotten. The first load […]
Today was a big day. First, Bryan returned from Argentina and started to realize the carnage left behind by the financial meltdown in the equity markets (our financing plans may change now). Second, the deconstruction has progressed nicely and needs to be completed now. Finally, there was a City Council meeting tonight and it will […]
Taking the Duro-Last membrane off the roof and then removing the insulation was one thing … actually deconstructing the roof board-by-board was another. This, we keep telling ourselves, is the hardest part of the project.
The boards started coming off the roof today. Now that the insulation from the roof was off, the 2x tongue and groove Redwood decking started coming off. Of course, that exposed the 4x Douglas Fir beams. The kitchen started to ‘open up’ a bit as the roof decking came off, board-by-board. Jerry Ditto acknowledged our […]