The Scratch Coat of Stucco

October – Progress in Pictures

It’s hard to believe October has ended, but a look back at the work done at Desert Lookout proves it has been a busy month. Inside and out, dramatic progress is visible. Stucco and tile, trim and stairs… we’re all getting very excited by the signs that we are nearing the end of construction.

The Scratch Coat of Stucco

Elite Plaster applied the base – or “Scratch Coat” – of stucco early this October.

Scratch Coat

The grooves of the base layer of stucco will be hidden by the finish layer.

We’re making leaps and bounds with our water treatment system.

Desert Lookout Composting Toilet

The toilet in Desert Lookout is a traditional composting toilet – going directly to the Phoenix unit on the main floor.

Dishwasher connection

Not just a hole – this area has been dug up to disconnect the dishwasher from the sewer. It is now going to the composter/evaporator unit in Desert Lookout.

Surface finishes like tile are being installed.

Jason is installing tile some if is left over from Desert Rain and some has been collected as remnants from other construction projects in Bend.

Jason is installing tile. Some of it is left over from Desert Rain and some has been collected as remnants from other construction projects in Bend.

Finish work is well underway. Window and door trim is in, stair treads have been installed, and beautiful details are being added.

Steve is working with Versatile Carpentry to install the finish work at Desert Lookout.

Steve is working with Versatile Carpentry to install the finish work at Desert Lookout.

Tamarack Stair Treads

Pieces of Tamarack ready to be made into stair treads for Desert Lookout.

Tom and Bill

Tom and Bill from Versatile Carpentry find time for a little silliness while installing the finish trim to Desert lookout.

Finish Carpentry

Rather than source the wood needed to create a specific style of finish work, we are using remnants from Desert Rain and customizing the finish work to meet the supplies we already have.

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