Thursday, August 18, 2011

All moved in.

Immediately after the final building inspection on tuesday morning a visiting friend and I moved all the equipment which had been living in the basement of my parents house, into the bakery. It certainly is more full now. Feels almost cozy and certainly, and finally useful for making the bread.
a couple pictures (and a movie!):

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Trimming up outside

And the mostly finishing touches on the outside.
There are a few things that I would like to add but they are not required for the building inspection
and I am flat broke and need to get rolling with this whole bread business side of the project.
So, some final outside pix and then on to inspections and licenses and insurance and then
finally, some bread.

The Front

The Back

The Porch (with trash cans)

Insulation, Drywall and Painting.

I did not take any pictures of the insulation and drywall aspects of this project.
Perhaps this is because these processes are truly miserable.
I managed to come to the insulation phase of this project on what was one of the hottest, most humid days of the year.
Given the itchy unpleasantness of insulation I also wore long sleeves and pants and by the afternoon nearly passed out.
But fear not, all was fine and I finished up the next day and proceeded with the drywall.
Drywall is another miserable task beginning with the hoisting of large heavy panels that break or mar easily
and is followed with the unpleasant task of applying joint compound, sanding and repeating
and repeating.
hot and dusty and disgusting.
at any rate, when it is all done it is time to paint!
So here are those pictures:

The Kitchen. Replete with three-compartment sink.

The Oven, with blue bathroom visible to the left.
Those great tables (and the 3-compartment sink) came from an on line auction
of the equipment from a closed SuperFresh store in Rosedale, MD)

Balcony Rail (will keep me from falling out of the office.)

Siding. (and windows).

For the long absence, I apologize.
there are many excuses, not the least of which is I have been busy building.
but perhaps more legitimately I have no patience with the slowness of the internet in these parts.
At any rate some pictures.
In this installment siding and windows!

House wrap, like Christo, but for a reason.

Siding. (and windows).

And in Blue!

Friday, May 20, 2011

A Roof

Finally I have a dry space in which to work. My dad helped me by holding these panels in place while I scrambled up the ladder to secure the tops all around. Then I began to put all the rest of the fasteners but before I could get around to the front a delightful 15 minute thunderstorm whooped up and tore the front panel off the side I had yet to fully fasten. It made a sound like a crack of thunder which is what I thought it was at first. at any rate, if you see some dirt on that front panel, that's why. It ought to wash off with the next rain, which, with the way things have been going of late in Maryland, shouldn't be too long.

A view from the new roof of the incoming storm.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Sheathing is the proces of applying sheets of plywood (or OSB in this case) to the outside walls and roof of a structure. Sheathing doesn't protect a structure from the elements. This is the job of siding and roofing. Sheathing gives the structure strength by tying all of the framing members together. Before the Sheathing was installed when I stood on the loft of the building the whole thing swayed slightly. With the sheathing installed the whole thing is "solid as a rock."

Up next: Siding, Roofing, Windows and Doors!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Lots of wood, stacked neatly into pretty repetitive piles and the building has become, as my mom says, "real."