Monday, December 1, 2008

A fruitful first week.



It's been a great week. We have a garage full of lumber and plexiglass and a very naked dICEHOUSE #1!

I'll tell you what, if you aren't using craigslist to source your materials for projects like this you're nuts. Case in point, we picked up my virgin plexiglass for $2.50 a sheet. At a store, these sheets would have cost us near $40.00 a piece. We need 50 sheets. Hold on to your socks before you do the math!

Dad and I headed down to Siwek's Lumber down in Jordan on Saturday morning. Siweks is a full service lumber yard and mill that also carries surplus and salvaged wood. Took us half the time we thought it would, so I treated dad to a sack of White Castles and gave him the rest of the day off.

3.5 hours of work on Saturday and 5 hours on Sunday and we have out prototype 'finished'. Over the course of the week we'll do some painting, get our permits, and mount the windows. We should be able to moive this one out of the garage in time to start on dICEHOUSE #2 Saturday morning.

4 comments:

artskirt said...

Mike, have you figured out a per/cost on your dicehouses yet? Sounds like you're doing really well on that. They look cool. Are they going to be furry inside?

Dan said...

Hey Mike, looks very cool!

Zachary said...

Will there be a 12 sided house for D&D players?

First Lady of Mt.Holly said...

hmmm...maybe we should just stain one of them instead of painting all of them...i kinda like the wood color...