Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Progress update, September 15

As scheduled, we poured the final slabs on Monday, then started the framing for the living room and bathroom areas. Since we don't do much wood frame construction, I have to admit I am a little surprised at how much lumber costs these days and how tedious it seems to cut and nail all those pieces together. In any event, our local carpenter, Patrick Hense, is putting it together. The living room wall is finished, with plywood sheeting going on and the clerestory windows framed to their rough openings.

We picked up the living room roof trusses from Moose Metal this morning and mounted the timber nailers that will receive the SIPs. We laid out the middle roof, fixing a ledger to the two-story bedroom wall and a pony wall framing on top of the kitchen wing. Tomorrow we'll set the trusses with John's crane.

Rigo and Antonio set forms for all of the poured-in-place window sills, and Jesse Rodriguez and his crew set forms for the garage foundation and floor. We decided we could squeeze in building the garage, since the project in Yountville is delayed due to overcrowding of subs. We'll try to pour the garage tomorrow as well as setting the trusses.

I've included a few photos, just to keep you up to date. You can see two views of the living room with the steel frame for the store front windows and the wood frame for the north wall. The third photos shows the garage foundation partially complete. The garage tucks into the far back corner of the lot.

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