So I made an “outdoor kitchen” out of some pallets and my sink. I wanted an outdoor space for when the house is in place, so this seemed like the perfect time to put it together. It beautifully comes all apart as it is stacked up with the sink sitting in 2 modified pallets so that it rests flat. Using rain water in the crock saves on the use of drinking water… It’s held together by two 2 x 4′s on the back keeping the back pallet vertical and I’m going to put some bar racks to hang things to dry. I was really psyched to get this done–it was one of those things that you envision and then it actually works and takes 20 minutes to put together. Love that, however rare it is.
We got some sheathing up, which definitely takes more than one person to do, so I’ll probably have to wait until after this weekend to get the rest of it done. I’m using the glue and screw method, which is much more expensive than using nails, but it adds such a level of structural integrity that it’s worth it. You really feel the difference once you start to secure the sheathing in the sturdiness of the whole building. The windows are still just very rough openings as you can see, because I need a longer sawzall blade to make the openings flush with the 2×4′s since I dont have casings around my windows, I’m just gonna fit them into the rough opening.
Also–I’ve decided on spray foam insulation for all of the obvious reasons and my studs are not 16″ OC anyway, which would just suck with fiberglass.