***THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT***
I've decided I'm a terrible blogger.
I don't have the patience to create engaging posts. Between my full-time job, amazing relationship, staying connected with my family and friends, and actually building my tiny house, finding the time and ambition to sit and write paragraphs is not entirely a priority in my life, I've discovered. This project has helped me learn so many new things about myself. It's great.
Therefore, to spare my sanity (and you all some abhorrent writing), from here on out I'll be sticking to photos and short, descriptive captions.
Now on to the (three months overdue) updates! :)
After raising the walls, we installed the floor joists for both lofts. In an effort to keep a 24" on-center spacing between the joists, we divided the length I wanted the loft (about 9 feet) by 24" to figure out how many joists we'd need (5). To figure out how high to put the joists, we used a super technical and scientific method: I stood beneath one of the beams while my parents held it above my head, raising and lowering it until I was satisfied. I concluded that 6 inches above my head was a good height for the bottom of the joists in the kitchen.
Next up: roof joists!