Ulan McKnight

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Oct 01

Petaluma Floor – Day 2

The cement slab was still pushing up water from the cleaning the day before. We set the fan on to evaporate as much water as we could. We mask the walls so the acid stain does not damage the wood. Glenn has decided he wants a light-to-dark yellow/brown floor. Gary mixes the “Autumn Wheat” stain …

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Sep 29

Petaluma Floor – Day 1

BSC is beautifying a concrete slab for one of our community members. Glenn Correy has a 100+ year-old barn that he is renovating and Gary and I decided to help him spruce it up by staining the concrete floor. Staging our equipment. Initial sweep. Vacuume the walls. Swab the floor with water and degreaser, clean …

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May 26

Our first steel purchase

After much discussion, our core structure will consist of (15) 3×2 11 gauge 20′ sticks (7) 2×1 14 gauge 20′ sticks Today we visited our favorite steel shop, USA Metals of Oakland to make the purchase.

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May 17

G & U #1 Dimensions

Greg and I have been discussing this off and on for months. Now it is time to make some decisions and get to work. Below are a few design decisions with brief discussion points. 1) The house is broken up into four main areas: A) The living space (158 x 84 x 96) B) Kitchen …

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Apr 22

An excellent week of education

I am taking two tiny home building classes at Laney College. CARP 221 – Advanced Elements of Construction is taught on Thursday by Matthew Wolpe. CARP 228 – Digital Fabrication is taught on Friday by Marisha Farnsworth. We are building two houses for The City of Oakland to help with the chronic homeless problem. Our …

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Apr 17

Preparing for UnScruz

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Feb 20

The Wedge – Laney College

I have been part of building The Wedge at Laney College since the begging of 2016. Here are a couple of videos about it.

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Jan 21

Women’s March

Today we marched for women’s rights which are human rights. We started in Albany at 8am and ended just before midnight in San Francisco. We are stronger together!

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Jan 16

Bonfire on the beach in January

Kevin invited us out for another gathering. Good Times™ were had by all. And once again, Ivan has produced some amazing photos for us to enjoy. PS: Happy Birthday Sheri!

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Dec 10

Polishing challenges

80 grit With water and without With degreaser and without With and without Jasco Premium Pain Remover The question is… what is the right mix? Am I even doing this right? It doesn’t look like all the paint is gone. The floor is definitely cleaner… but is that enough? How clean is clean enough? — …

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