Jesse Hastings uses a large drum sander to smooth the Tiny Texas Chapel's tongue-and-groove floor
Photo: Sarah Wilson
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Flooring

The options are limitless, but what’s guaranteed with a teeny house is less time cleaning, less money spent on heating and cooling, less waste relegated to a landfill, and less land being gobbled up by an outsize mansion.

Here, see Brad Kittel and his crew turn all that less into a whole lot more as they assemble the parts of the very first Tiny Texas Chapel, using Gothic-style windows and a door from an 1890s church that was razed in northern Missouri.

Crew member Jesse Hastings uses a large drum sander to smooth the Tiny Texas Chapel's tongue-and-groove floor. The pine boards were salvaged from a 1900 cottonseed-oil factory in Cuero, Texas. Oil still permeates the boards, highlighting the grain pattern. Beneath the pine boards and plywood subfloor are the beams and sill plates that form the chapel’s foundation, which will sit on piers.
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