The majority of the furniture and interior of the house was built with 3/4 ACX plywood.  I wanted something that had a clean easy to paint/stain face that was crazy strong.  Using 2X4 brackets in the framing and mounting the furniture to the house really made the house feel solid.  Although the 3/4 ACX is a little spendy (about 40 bucks a sheet) the finished product is absolutely amazing and youll be very happy with it.  

Since I didn't have a panel saw, I simply bought a nice straight 3.5 inch 8 foot long piece of hickory and used clamps to make a fence.  Set up may take a few extra minutes but it leaves you with a crazy straight cut.  I'm all about the cuts that make you wanna write home to mama.  You'll thank yourself in the end, not only will it look nicer but it will make the trim work so much easier. 

Since I didn't have a panel saw, I simply bought a nice straight 3.5 inch 8 foot long piece of hickory and used clamps to make a fence.  Set up may take a few extra minutes but it leaves you with a crazy straight cut.  I'm all about the cuts that make you wanna write home to mama.  You'll thank yourself in the end, not only will it look nicer but it will make the trim work so much easier. 

Maximize your storage capabilities by doing everything you can to save yourself space and reduce clutter.  This is the base plate for my main storage cabinet and refrigerator platform.   Little cubbies are awesome places for keeping pet food bowls and shoes, and for a dude I have a lot of shoes.  The larger section of the platform is the refrigerator stand, the fridge will sit on top of this and a drawer for dog food will sit underneath.  Getting the fridge of the ground was a great idea, I had a hard time finding a 24" model that had the freezer on bottom that wasnt crazy expensive.  

Maximize your storage capabilities by doing everything you can to save yourself space and reduce clutter.  This is the base plate for my main storage cabinet and refrigerator platform.   Little cubbies are awesome places for keeping pet food bowls and shoes, and for a dude I have a lot of shoes.  The larger section of the platform is the refrigerator stand, the fridge will sit on top of this and a drawer for dog food will sit underneath.  Getting the fridge of the ground was a great idea, I had a hard time finding a 24" model that had the freezer on bottom that wasnt crazy expensive.  

I would have to say that the hardest and most time consuming part about building the stairs was measuring everything out and setting up my make shift saw fence to get my perfectly square cuts.  This was a very fun project that was very rewarding, love having stairs in my house.  Makes everything so much easier and practical, especially when you're stumbling around in the middle of the night.  I used basic bracing, glued and screwed all the seams together.  Overkill maybe, but a horse could use these stairs.  And hay, who wouldn't want the option to bring a horse into your tiny loft, the possibilities are endless people.

I would have to say that the hardest and most time consuming part about building the stairs was measuring everything out and setting up my make shift saw fence to get my perfectly square cuts.  This was a very fun project that was very rewarding, love having stairs in my house.  Makes everything so much easier and practical, especially when you're stumbling around in the middle of the night.  I used basic bracing, glued and screwed all the seams together.  Overkill maybe, but a horse could use these stairs.  And hay, who wouldn't want the option to bring a horse into your tiny loft, the possibilities are endless people.

Yet another picture of my useless dogs contributing exactly zero to getting this project done.  Sometimes I feel like they're just using me for my killer loft building abilities. 

Yet another picture of my useless dogs contributing exactly zero to getting this project done.  Sometimes I feel like they're just using me for my killer loft building abilities. 

The rough frame of the stairs, dont mind the strange gap near the bottom step.  Remember when I said think 10 steps ahead?  I think I only made it to 6 steps ahead when building my wheel well.  Oh well, nothing a little bit of hickory cant fix.  Again, I cant tell you how happy I am with stairs and no ladders.  The top step skipped a stair giving you the ability to simply go straight to your knees when you get on top of the loft.... super cush. 

The rough frame of the stairs, dont mind the strange gap near the bottom step.  Remember when I said think 10 steps ahead?  I think I only made it to 6 steps ahead when building my wheel well.  Oh well, nothing a little bit of hickory cant fix.  Again, I cant tell you how happy I am with stairs and no ladders.  The top step skipped a stair giving you the ability to simply go straight to your knees when you get on top of the loft.... super cush. 

Just a little heads up for when you start building a tiny house, do your very best to keep your workspace clean and tidy.  Its amazing the mess and clutter that will build up in the span of an 8 to 12 hour work day.  I never thought it would be so easy to lose every tool I ever needed in such a small space.  Tool belts certainly help but every few hours it really does pay to spend 10 minutes to organize your work area.  An organized work area is an effective work area, nothing gets to you more than spending half your day looking for the things you need to get a job done. 

Just a little heads up for when you start building a tiny house, do your very best to keep your workspace clean and tidy.  Its amazing the mess and clutter that will build up in the span of an 8 to 12 hour work day.  I never thought it would be so easy to lose every tool I ever needed in such a small space.  Tool belts certainly help but every few hours it really does pay to spend 10 minutes to organize your work area.  An organized work area is an effective work area, nothing gets to you more than spending half your day looking for the things you need to get a job done. 

After some serious searching I found myself a 110 gallon water tank that would work perfectly as a couch, stairs, and closet.  Now I know what you're thinking, 110 gallons is crazy excessive.  I know I know, but the fact of the matter is is that I don't want to fill a water tank every few days during the winter.  Summer time is wonderful because all I have to do is turn some valves and my house is supplied with an outside source water supply.  During the winter, unless you're set up right next to a spigot with heat wrap, you're going to have to keep your water inside your house to avoid freezing.  I use water pretty sparingly and I can get away with only filling this bad boy once a month.  It was a little spendy and pretty huge but covering it up and doubling it as a couch and some stairs it proved very effective.  Just gotta drain this monster before you move it, the beast weighs 920 pounds when its completely full.  More on the water tank on the water tank blog. 

After some serious searching I found myself a 110 gallon water tank that would work perfectly as a couch, stairs, and closet.  Now I know what you're thinking, 110 gallons is crazy excessive.  I know I know, but the fact of the matter is is that I don't want to fill a water tank every few days during the winter.  Summer time is wonderful because all I have to do is turn some valves and my house is supplied with an outside source water supply.  During the winter, unless you're set up right next to a spigot with heat wrap, you're going to have to keep your water inside your house to avoid freezing.  I use water pretty sparingly and I can get away with only filling this bad boy once a month.  It was a little spendy and pretty huge but covering it up and doubling it as a couch and some stairs it proved very effective.  Just gotta drain this monster before you move it, the beast weighs 920 pounds when its completely full.  More on the water tank on the water tank blog. 

This set of stairs is simple yet very effective, they aren't long and don't take up much space.  Perfect little space for books and a decent sized closet for shirts and jackets.  Gets me up and down the loft pretty well. 

This set of stairs is simple yet very effective, they aren't long and don't take up much space.  Perfect little space for books and a decent sized closet for shirts and jackets.  Gets me up and down the loft pretty well. 

Storage storage storage!  I built this massive set of shelves instead of going out and buying something that wouldn't have worked as well.  Building things like this will not only save you a ton of money, but it will also give you exactly what you want.  Im a pretty outdoor driven person and I need a place to put all that business.  I built this thing to accommodate your standard 18 gallon tote, six totes can fit in this thing and two smaller totes can go up top.  The center small cubby works as a place to charge computers, phones, hold keys ect.  The taller slender cubby is a nice little utility closet that houses my cordless vacuum and cleaning supplies. Not to shabby ;)

Storage storage storage!  I built this massive set of shelves instead of going out and buying something that wouldn't have worked as well.  Building things like this will not only save you a ton of money, but it will also give you exactly what you want.  Im a pretty outdoor driven person and I need a place to put all that business.  I built this thing to accommodate your standard 18 gallon tote, six totes can fit in this thing and two smaller totes can go up top.  The center small cubby works as a place to charge computers, phones, hold keys ect.  The taller slender cubby is a nice little utility closet that houses my cordless vacuum and cleaning supplies. Not to shabby ;)