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"Where possible we tried to help with the construction. I put up siding on one wall, an easy one, and sanded and applied finish to some of the wood. Ronny filled most of the nail holes with plastic wood. Together we stapled insulation between rafters. Everything was coming together." There is a photo of Ronny hefting a concrete block; another photo on the same page shows the block walls before stone was applied to them.
Despite an extremely limited budget, and an ongoing impatience to occupy their new house, the Jacobses left all the building of Usonia I to the masons, carpenters, electricians, etc. Their custom-made furniture, designed by Wright in an unusually spare and even conventional style, was built by Katherine's cousin and his brother, of oak, before the house was begun. Somehow a four-by-eight-foot living-room table, the eight-foot dining table, two large lounge chairs, six upholstered dining/side chairs, a square coffee table (ancestor of all those Usonian coffee tables ?), a hassock, and a child's table and two little chairs, were delivered to their small Madison apartment---and fitted inside !
It along with "Growing Up Wright"(2020), by Lonnie Lovness are two of my favorite hands-on construction stories. "Building With Frank Lloyd Wright, An Illustrated Memoir"(1978), by Herbert and Katherine Jacobs is also very good especially the part about the Jacobs 2 construction.