Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Yesterday the builders finished putting on the Galvalume roof, which finished the drying-in phase. The following pictures show where we are now. This view is looking NW. Notice the upstairs windows (south wall) are shaded by the roof overhang. The downstairs windows and door will be shaded by the greenhouse roof. In the winter, the sun will illuminate the upstairs windows.
Posted by Liz at 3:27 PM
Sunday, August 15, 2010
We have been in the midst of a major heat wave, which has really been unabated since the end of May. The days have been in the high 90's to the low 100's almost every day and the nighttime lows are in the mid 70's. It has been very difficult working outdoors in these conditions. However, the framing is continuing and the rafters are going up! This picture shows the first rafters being put in place and the next one shows two of the framing crew; Joe and Carlos, with Randy on the right. In between Carlos and Randy you can see one of the 6 x 6 poplar posts and some of the 2 x 12 poplar girts we are using for the framing. Tulip poplar is plentiful in this area and these timbers are rough sawn from a local sawmill.
Posted by Liz at 2:31 PM
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Our builders finally started framing the house on August 2. In this picture, the subfloor is complete, and half of the north wall is going up. The north wall is 15 feet high and has a double door and two windows in it.
Posted by Liz at 4:56 PM