The Plastermasters from Appleton did rounded corner returns for the windows using the same skip trowel plaster surface applied to the walls. Plaster is not only a durable, an aesthetically pleasing finish, but it also adds considerable interior mass to the house. This enhances tthe passive solar heating and cooling effects.
Matt and Jeff sheathing the first floor deck. To accomodate a thin slab on the main floor level which will enhance passive solar performance, the floor framing was bolstered. White pine floor sheathing was milled and air-dried on site. This material is not only a prudent use of resources and quite strong, but will not outgas like other sheet goods choices.
This beautiful, wooded site was carefully cleared by a First Choice Forestry crew from Junction City. The resulting logs were sawed into 1" boards by Shane Firjus of Tomorrow River Sawing. We will use the air dried, rough sawn, white pine for roof and floor sheathing on the house. The 1" rough sawn aspen will be kiln dried and milled into 3/4" T&G paneling by Feltz Manfacturing in Stevens Point, WI.