Sunday, December 9, 2007
The doors and windows are mostly in and the piers are set for the steel girders supporting the second floor porch. I want to use all roughcut timber for the 8 x 16 foot raised front porch, the stair stringers and the board and batten siding. Some electric and plumbing planned this week so hopefully I can be running hot water into the floor to start heating it up by the weekend.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
We finally got the heavy machinery (thanks Al) to get the upper walls on and the roof sheathing. Al and I worked thru the weekend to get it sealed up.(thanks again Al). And sure enough it's Monday and it's snowing. At least I don't have to shovel out the loft again! Now we put in the doors and windows, put ice and water shield on the roof, get the electricity hooked up, house wrap with tyvek, and get the masonry woodstove in, hopefully by the end of the year. Then we can work on the inside in relative comfort.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
The SIPs came this morning. Unloading was relatively easy and took about an hour. Mike and Al should be ready to start work later today or next week. I think with the three of us it should go pretty fast. The heaviest panels are 255 lbs. We may need the crane to put up the second story panels... or lots of Wheaties!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
The yard's been finish graded and I have a gravel driveway down. The shed roof wall is sheathed and ready for the electric panel and meter to be installed. The ridge beam is up and ready to accept the rafters. We're down to the wire as it is going to go well below freezing tonight for the first time this fall.
Friday, October 19, 2007
We decided to frame this wall traditionally so we can put up the roof joists and get moving with the roof. I've abandoned plans for a metal roof after seeing the great job that Mike and Al did with architrctural shingles on the main house. The rest of the walls will be SIP panels which will hopefully be here within 2 weeks.