A post and beam structure will give the look and feel of a timber structure in a much shorter time frame, as bolts are used instead of wood joinery. This carport in Castlegar provides a great covered parking area as well as adding character to the house. Continue reading Post & Beam Carport
We chose a corner of our yard to start a compost pile for our compostable diapers. This will be a separate compost pile from the one we use for the kitchen scraps compost that gets added to the garden. Humanure takes longer to compost to ensure safety from pathogens. Continue reading Diaper Compost Pile
Through rain and shine, we finished the cedar siding before the owner’s course of construction insurance expired. We enjoyed the added energy and comraderie of the two extra people that helped our usual crew to get this project done in time. Continue reading House Siding Finished
Cedar is a great choice for outdoor applications such as siding, decking, saunas, gazebos, and furniture because it does not need to be pressure treated or coated with harmful chemicals to preserve the wood. Continue reading Cedar: To Stain Or Not To Stain?
The uneven ground on this house site made it too difficult to use scaffolding. Instead, ladder jacks gave us the range and flexibility we needed to install the tar paper and cedar siding up to 35 feet off the ground. Continue reading Ladder Jacks for Tricky Sites