Archive for July, 2009

ca tree-plus

We are just about finished with this straw bale home in the hills of Atascadero. Finishing touches include lots of free edge finish carpentry with local sycamore that was harvested from previously fallen timber and being as the owner is a true cat lover certain feature are designed in to make this a really fun house to be a cat in.

Living room


This project has moved indoors. We have completed the framing and are working on the rough mechanical installation. Insulation, drywall and cabinets are to come. This photo shows a rarely seen view of this second storey addition. On this vintage house there have been a number of technical issues to overcome, but all is looking great! We will post photos of lathing and some interior shots as we move on.

Concrete flatwork out back, slab set up Utilities in the roofing……………. Things are moving along well. We have set all the Glu-lams in the Main portion of the home, and sheeted them. We are now moving to installing the overlaid roof framing, ceiling utilities & exterior decks. This photo of the hanging of the Glu-lams at the central column shows some of the craftsmanship necessary to install these 1000 pound beams. Of course all the notching in the bottom of these will be filled and sanded flush, wait to see it then!