Barn Bashing for Barnboard (video)


On a clear, -20 day in Ottawa, we’re busting down a barn to harvest its precious barn board. We’ll use it to clad the walls in our container house.

We’re waiting on getting shipping containers delivered. A little more site prep and a hell of a lot more research and design.

I won us a foot more space between the containers by creating a ^ shaped skylight, optimized for solar gain, of course. That’s 24sq ft more house and I think it only cost about $300 more!

Also, there is a custom storage solution under the bed. The bedframe floats and is screwed in to the studs. Underneath, there is a large floating drawer on tracks. The bed is Kingsize and there are only inches on either side, so it is accessed via the foot of the bed. I had the idea to build stairs on to the front of the drawer and have each stair be a six foot wide sock drawer not quite as elaborate but along the same lines as this lovely piece of work…

gonna have to up my carpentry skillz