2006 House Addition - August 8th
Floor and Wall framing
The day started with the delivery of the dumpster (Sandy was really excited about the dumpster)!
On the right, the old door is being removed and will be replaced by sheathing. In the photo
on the right with their backs to the camera, Sean is in the foreground, while the "boss" behind him
to the right sets up the horses for the action to come.
Old doorway from inside the house, shown with sheathing.
The old house is prep'd for the floor joist frame...
The crawl space concrete floor is grooved with a cement saw prior to the floor being built...
Measuring on the left is John and Pat on the right.
2" x 12" Floor joist were installed with stiffeners half way across. On the right, the first
of the sub-floor panels being laid in. The sub-floor is tongue and grove 3/4" plywood.
The rest of the sub-floor is cut and applied. Glues is place on the floor joists, the new
sheet of flooring is hammered into place using an 2" x 6" x 81 board, then everything is
nailed. Nail guns have saved a huge amount of time in framing and flooring. In the photo
on the left is Pat with back to camera, John on left and Ron on the right.
The siding was removed from the house wall to allow the exterior and interior walls to be
Here the first exterior wall with 2" x 6" studs is being raised. The opening is for
three, double-hung windows in the bedroom. On the right is an overview of the site at this point.
Note the west exterior wall under construction on the floor.
The following are five sequential images of the crew raising the newly built west exterior wall:
The north exterior wall (between living space and garage being raised to position and secured.
The interior walls went up extremely quickly. I made a minor modification in the location of the
bathroom door just before the framing went up!
Two of the crew, including the boss, just kept cutting lumber to size and feeding it to the
other four for installation. Everyone stayed very busy the entire day except for two 10 minute breaks
and lunch. It was also interesting how little talking there was. It was obvious that they have
worked together for six years!
The garage exterior walls going up...
Not a bad day's work! Amazing!