Wednesday saw much progress and excitement for the productivity our “early morning” week and extended hours has afforded us. Though everyone is a little more tired than usual, the quality and quantity of our work has kept the group in high spirits, almost racing to the site each day to get just that much further with our design (and to waste the first 5 minutes on site staring in awe at our cladding.) Speaking of cladding, the crew, lead by Zane, has been exceptionally diligent making sure each and every piece is designed, cut, and folded properly before being bolted to the furring strips.
Detailing has been a huge driving force in both cabins and cladding is no exception. Much thought was given to how the metal sheets would come together, giving us some amazing moments on the exterior finish.
Meanwhile, the interior team has been hard at work hanging drywall and finally creating the spaces we have imagined for so long. In Monument Valley, Ryan took on the task of sheathing both beds, including the lit cubby holes that the interior and electrical teams collaborated on to create what we hope will be some wonderful details. The ladder to the loft was further developed, channels were utilized to provide a small reveal at the base of the walls, and everybody who had even a few minutes of free time jumped onto the team to help the mudding and taping. Though we always knew we wanted to pursue trimless window frames, it took several tries and lots of blocking to see that detail come to fruition, however we soon all agreed it was worth the effort.
Pipsa and Johnny spent much of the afternoon dropping the ceiling in the bathroom of Monument Valley to make the space more comfortable and to make room for the rain shower fixture which Pipsa specified.
After slaving away for weeks, Johnny was finally able to see the fruits of his labors as he took of the formwork of the dual kitchen/bathroom sink. It looks amazing and everybody is very excited to place it in the wall though is probably weighs 600 pounds or so and will take a huge group effort to move without damaging it or ourselves.
By the end of the day, Linh and Sam had the entirety of Blue Mountain insulated so drywall can start being installed, Jason had thresholds for the bathrooms fabricated, and Coop had made great headway with the shower mixers, all of which needed customized holders. All in all, we left site in high spirits and came home to some awesome chili courtesy of Matt and Robin!
Kathryn and Becca