A lot of framing happened last week, with some more to come next week (this week was a scheduled down week). I'll let the photos with the captions do the explaining, but I will say this: It is a pretty cool feeling seeing what we designed on graph paper come to life. Being involved in theater, I can only imagine it being similar to something a playwright experiences when hearing a first read of a play they wrote.
Anyway, I had a great time being involved in the framing process and I can't wait for it to resume next week.
When I say "involved" with the framing process, for the most part I mean things like, carrying lumber around and handing someone something when they needed it. The big highlights, though, were helping to raise the walls and helping to lift the support beam into place which used muscles I haven't used in a long, long time.
Here's some pics:
|On Monday, the floor was framed out on top of the foundation.|
|When the floor was complete, they laid out the first wall (also on Monday), the East wall. We raised it the following morning. See the video here:|
|Shortly thereafter, two walls were up; the East and West walls.|
|The first floor framing is complete! This is still Tuesday.|
|Steve nailing the joist hangers.|
|Most of the upstairs subfloor is in place and John is calculating the stair case layout in the back corner|
|Working on installing the rafters (taken from the back of the cabin).|
|How she's looking from the road.|