What a beautiful day! Evan headed into the woods to help teach a W.E.A. Outdoor Living Skills course with SIU this morning (lucky), but I decided to take advantage of the fantastic weather and work on finishing our front deck. He is usually the voice of our blog, but I thought since he was away I would give it a try.
You could no longer tell we used cedar boards for the deck, but as I sanded the rich colors began to reappear. Next, I applied the first coat of the weather seal. I used the same stuff that we used on our siding–happened to have half a can still left–plenty for the small 4×8 deck. The seal really brought the cedar’s color alive! Once dried I will apply a second coat.
It seems we are not the only ones to decide that the tiny house might make a good home–a bird has began to build a nest on one of the shelves of the pantry! There does not appear to be any occupants as of yet, but we shall see. The bird may be getting in under the door or through the unfinished gray water pipe. I will say the birds construction went up much quicker than our own.