I'm sorry I've been so remis in my blogging duties. In my defense - its been a hard (but fun!) couple of weeks up here though - and not much time for interwebing I'm afraid. We had a solid week and a half of rain which, along with some material delivery problems, set us back a little bit. But since then its been all sun and LOTS of house framing.
We got delivery of all the missing material last monday - and we've been out straight since then trying to get the house dried in. Things are all getting heavier and higher these days - and so we're all real sore - but in a good way. Everything is coming along very well so far - and we should have the house sheathed and roofed before the 4th of July!
|Loft floor framing, and one of the big kitchen windows|
|Carrie - laying down sub-floor glue|
|Jason and Carrie - laying the loft floor|
Once the loft floor was all roughed in, it was up and up and up and up. The roof in this house is set on a large ridge beam and all the rafters hang off it - this allows us to avoid any collar-ties and so the air-sealing is much easier (because we don't have framing penetrating the ceiling plane) not to mention the killer loft-space it allows us to create.
That all sounds super . . . at least until you are actually faced with lifting 40' beams up to the top of the house. But they are all in and set and everything went very smoothly.
|The north ridge beam being set|
|John cutting the one of the big beams|
|craining up one of the main beams|
But after the fun crane work - it was all about roof framing. Today we finished sheathing the roof and I'll upload some pics soon. Not exactly the most relaxing 4th of July weekend - but fun nonetheless, and the house is really starting to take shape at last!
|Setting the first rafter at the end of the day|
|Carrie: rafter framing|
|Entry end framing|
|the house almost fully framed in - end of the day friday|