Look Ma, No Wheels!

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in News | 0 comments

With the Dandelion no longer blocking access to the hitch on The Wedge, we needed to take action to secure our precious cargo

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Oakland, Laney College team up on tiny houses project

Posted by on Jul 9, 2016 in Bay Area Tiny House News, News | 0 comments

Oakland, Laney College team up on tiny houses project East Bay Times, 07/09/2016 http://www.eastbaytimes.com/breaking-news/ci_30110823/oakland-laney-college-team-up-tiny-houses-project  

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Challenges of Wedge-Shaped Flashing

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in Design & Construction, Sheathing & Siding | 0 comments

Learning the proper way to flash a roof has plenty of challenges. When you need to accommodate the compound-angles that give The Wedge its unique character, proper flashing required careful planning and creative thinking. With cardboard mock-ups and metal snips in hand, our flashing team solved the puzzle of creating the best water-tight corners for our elegant wedge-shaped...

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Who needs a truck?!

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Design & Construction | 0 comments

Now that The Wedge‘s tiny house predecessor , The Dandelion” has been sold and moved to its new home, we could move The Wedge into a better spot in Laney’s construction courtyard. Rather than wait until truck could be available, the intrepid Laney Team rose to the challenge and gracefully rolled The Wedge into its new position. Cheers to teamwork and a well-balanced...

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Installing Windows

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in News | 0 comments

After a classroom presentation, which included hands on demonstration and checking out several videos, we were ready to tackle installing the windows in The Wedge. From how to install the sill pan to cutting the building wrap and folding up the top flap, we were carefully guided in the secrets for keeping out the enemy — water penetration!  ...

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New Skin for The Wedge

Posted by on Dec 10, 2015 in Sheathing & Siding | 0 comments

It has been all hands on deck to install the oriented strand board on the walls and the roof. The Wedge is looking like a real house with its new...

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New Skin for The Wedge

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in News | 0 comments

It has been all hands on deck to install the oriented strand board on the walls and the roof. The Wedge is looking like a real house with its new...

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Tying Down the Roof

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in Wall & Roof Framing | 0 comments

Our next project was framing the roof. Once that was complete, we received a lesson in the importance of tying the roof framing to the walls with structural metal clips. It’s easy to imagine how these will be in action when The Wedge is roaring down the highway on its way to the SMUD competition in Sacramento. It took many hands to install the clips at each...

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The Wedge Moves Outside

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in Design & Construction | 0 comments

With the walls framed, it’s time to move The Wedge outside to its next temporary home in the covered courtyard so we can continue construction. It will be parked next door to Laney’s previous Tiny House project, “The Dandelion“, which is receiving it’s finishing touches....

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1, 2, 3, LIFT!

Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 in Wall & Roof Framing | 0 comments

After carefully checking that everything was square, we added several pieces of diagonal bracing and we were ready to put the wall in place. It was all hands on deck to stand the wall and carefully lift and move it into position at the trailer. More diagonal bracing once the wall was on the trailer and we could see the beginning of The Wedge taking...

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