We’ve been doing some more carpentry this last week, and the house now has an 8′ by 4′ balcony above the entrance, and those exterior stairs finally lead to something.
We decided to use some roundwood for the floor joists. Noel went off into the woods with a 4 foot level, checking all the tulip poplars until he found the straightest ones, destined to become part of our balcony.
Steve and I notched them on one side, where they rest on the girder, and the other sides got cobbed in.
I have three cats that I love so dearly it borders on worship. Each day, every time I see them, I fall in love with them all over again. And the truth is that I really built these outdoor stairs and balcony for them. So the other day I decided, why stop there? Once they take the stairs up to the balcony, wouldn’t they love somewhere to go from there? Steve and I decided to build them a catwalk on the south wall of the house, and they’ll be able to walk right onto it from the balcony.
Steve took some pictures of us on the house, and in this one you can get a nice view of the completed balcony and cat walk:
We’ve begun to work on the roof for the outdoor bed, and hope to have all the rafters attached in the next few days, and then we can finally get back to some foot mixing. I’ve actually started to miss it…