Interior walls

Our son’s Trevor and Parker helping us hang the interior walls.

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No Sheetrock please

I had a huge favor to ask of Bob, “no Sheetrock on our walls, please”. He found this farmers barn siding that is usually used for exteriors. We are using it as our board for a board and batten look on the inside.

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Really cool bathroom counter

Custom made by yours truly, Bob Dyer, a stainless steel bathroom countertop that is cantilevered from the wall. I like how the underside floorspace can now be used for useful and creative things. Sink and faucet are from Ikea.

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It’s a bar!!

The walls are made from 100 year old wood. End pieces left over from a friends build. The metal roof is tiny corrugated from the salvage yard. The expanded metal shelves and wooden shelf brackets are custom DyerMetalWorks, of course. The countertop is black iron steel that has been polished and stained. The wine refrigerator has been around for a few years, don’t remember where we got it. Anyway….the bar is done!!! It’s the first “room” in the house to be completed.

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No Xbox here, see what happens?

Awe, the creative minds of hard working young men. We gave our sons, and their friends that were with us, the task of rigging whatever vice or vices they needed to get two large stacks of firewood from the front to the back of our property. Here is their ingenuity come to life and the neatly piled wood after. Oh, and a photo of the fun that ensued afterward. The memories that they will have from this is priceless, and for me too.

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Kitchen faucet

It was an incredible day to turn on the kitchen faucet INSIDE the house. We have hot and cold running water. Incredible.

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Sneak peek at the shower floor

The concrete has been form fitted for the shower floor. We are so excited that we laid out a couple of the sheets of river rock just to see what it’s going to look like. Sweet is the word that came to mind.

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