Even From The End It Looks Pretty Big.  Here You Can See Many Of The Windows And How Fancy They Are.

Rodney’s Retreat gets siding and eyes

Great Progress after the cold snap stalled us a bit.

Here is what people could learn how to do without a great deal of time and once learned, a lifetime of recouping the investment if you decide to get into this industry.

We offer as much help as we can from afar, but the chance to do more, learn more, and spread the word calls out.

Thus we offer the chance to be part of building a whole town out of Salvaged materials so that others can do it as we reform our society around downsizing.

Right about now, many people are rethinking heating a giant house for a long, long, cold winter.  They should.

Here is a tiny look at an alternative.

Be sure to check out the blog on possibly coming and living here for a bit, being part of the documentary on building Salvage, Texas that will possibly open as a series on a major network soon if we finish up the package with a few more great people.

Hope you know someone to send our way, perhaps even you.

 

May you enjoy the updates on Rodney’s Retreat.

Even from the end it looks pretty big.  Here you can see many of the windows and how fancy they are.

Even from the end it looks pretty big. Here you can see many of the windows and how fancy they are.

The bath window is a nice piece with several broken panes replaced, then reglazed with putty, built the frames, trim, add hinged after chiseling out the recessed for them, weatherstrip around the windows where the meet the frame, and still to add, astragal and window locks for both sides.  People wonder why they are so expensive.  That is a $600 window or more by the time it is done, and most of the cost is labot.

The bath window is a nice piece with several broken panes replaced, then reglazed with putty, built the frames, trim, add hinged after chiseling out the recessed for them, weatherstrip around the windows where the meet the frame, and still to add, astragal and window locks for both sides. People wonder why they are so expensive. That is a $600 window or more by the time it is done, and most of the cost is labot.

Another great example of leaded glass design.

Another great example of leaded glass design.

These are the old ladders out of the big box stores and they work great for his type of construction on concrete.

These are the old ladders out of the big box stores and they work great for his type of construction on concrete.

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Here is the end view into the Kitchen door.

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There will be two of these beautiful windows for gable ends. These should run nearly $850 each once framed, weatherstripped, trimmed, and hardware all installed.

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A view of the set installed.

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From the front this looks gigantic.

From the front this looks gigantic.