The sun is out, and the wind is blowing in from the south. After almost a week of rain in different degrees, Pete's been working without any tarp tenting. The two side walls of VARDOFOR TWO are completely sided, painted and waxed.
The pictures included in this post give you a look at the two different sized windows, dressed up in their Torii (Japanese style entry gateway). We love curves and love the two different sized windows on each side wall.(one small, one tall)Everything we do is a free-hand expression of something we see in our minds. The size and curves Pete shapes onto templates and then we play at the look of things, over and over until we both agree, "I like it! FUNKY." Funky is what we've been for most of our life together and the description seems to follow wherever and whatever we do. It began clear to Pete (quicker than it did to me) that buying plans for building the vardo wouldn't work for us.
IF YOU GO BACK TO THE POST ON NOVEMBER 8th YOU'LL SEE HOW THE PAPER WINDOW TEMPLATES TRANSLATED TO THE WINDOWS HERE.
Like the rest of the woodwork throughout the vardo, the windows and the window trim are made from solid white oak. The finishing: Homestead House Milk Paints that we either bought and used right out of the bag or in the case of the walls I fiddled with a combination of 'Ochre' and 'Straight Yellow' to get the golden yellow you see in the pictures. The red is 'Voyaguer'.
The side walls three coats of hand-rubbed Beeswax Finish. This finish is very silky, and easy to apply. It gets glossy when there's plenty enough. Pete's working in a second coat of beeswax to the trim.
The picture of the single window below shows the extra work Pete did to caulk(Safecoat) and seal the windows before trimming them out.
1. Finishing up the wall trim under the roof over-hang.
2. Preparing for the roof that is scheduled to be here late this week.
3. Shoring up the inside beams before the roof is in place.
4. Everything INSIDE .....
5. Waiting for the front Dutch Door
6. Painting the facia (the roof trim pieces on all four sides of the roof)
Throughout this week's posts I'll give you more pictures of the Building of the VARDOFORTWO, catching you up with things like: insulation-what we used and why; why we chose the windows we chose, vapor barriers, and the structural and support details that Pete has tended to. It's a grand project and lots of loving work.