Thursday, 3 March 2016

Build journal – The garage is almost a real building!

I can’t believe how much work we’ve been able to do on the garage over the winter. Thanks to relatively mild temperatures and not much snow, we’ve been able to keep building right the way through from when the foundation was poured in the fall till now.

Towards the end of February, Brian finished framing the walls at the two ends of the second floor and then sheathed them. I was too chicken to go that high up the ladder, so I wasn’t much help. I tried, but I just couldn’t do it. Yes, I’m a wimp!

The north-facing end….

framing tree side


shaething north end



And the ocean-facing end…

framing ocean side

sheathing ocean end

ocean side

He also finished the sheathing on the roof and started working on the underlay. Look at how small he is!

garage ocean end


garage brian working

All done!

roof underlay

roof underlay back


Here’s how our garage looks from a distance – so tiny compared to our neighbours!

garage from beach

Just need to finish up the sheathing on the front of the garage, and then all the walls will be ready for the underlay and our first inspection :-)

kb logo 1a


  1. wow what a view!! Can't wait to see it finished :)

    1. We can't wait to see it finished too! :-) We've been so lucky with the weather this winter - hope we have a good spring, summer, and fall too so we can make lots of progress on the house :-)


  2. absolutely beautiful! you must be so proud of yourselves...I can't imagine building something like this myself!

    1. Thanks Sara :-) I actually couldn't imagine doing this ourselves in the beginning! But somehow, we've made it this far all on our own :-) Brian's done the majority of the work, but I help with whatever I can :-)