The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #17: Some progress

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Blog entry by cmckerliesr posted 05-16-2011 01:16 AM 1341 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 16: More Progress on the Insullation and walls Part 17 of The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can series Part 18: A roof! »

Yes I am still alive and working in the can.
I know it has been a while since my last post, but I busy make some pens and I had to do a little work on my truck.
Either way, here is a couple of pictures of what I have gotten done in the can.

Here is another view

And this is from the rear of the can looking toward the door.

As you can see I installed a gladiator organizational wall unit. I do not have any of the hangers that go in it yet, but I soon will.

You can also see that I still have a lot to do inside the can. But also I did a little research on how they were using cans for homes. Which of course I was most interested in insulation and how to regulate the heat inside the can. First I can tell you there are about as many schools of thought on how to properly insulate one of these as there are ways to do so. Suffice it to say you can get lost in all the mumbo jumbo out there or information. But one thing was clear. To properly regulate the temperature inside you also have to take into consideration deflecting heat on the outside.
There are many different ways to do this. One is to paint the the outside a bright color, others include putting a roof over the top of the can, or other wise cover the outside of the can. I am trying to decide just what to do. Of course the like everything I have done to the can. I am looking for the a cost effective way of deflecting the heat from the outside, before I do anything further inside.

Well I know this is a little short. But for now there is not much more to tell you.

So from the man in the can. Keep making sawdust!

-- The Man in the Can, Craig M. North Carolina

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#1 posted 05-16-2011 02:37 AM

Looks good with those fancy wall cabinets!!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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