Friday, August 18, 2006

End of week two's framing

It may not look like a lot happened this week, but it did. There was also a day off for the framers for most of Thursday too. Here's what it looked like on Thursday. I haven't introduced the framers yet! Duane Flora and his sons Craig and Brian are our framing crew, and Duane is our consultant. The bank wanted us to have an overseeing contractor with experience as we have not built a house before. So, we asked around and went to the first contractor we talked to about building one of Sarah Susanka's Not So Big House houses. Duane is mostly a remodeler, but he has built a few houses from start to finish. He and his boys are framing Thistle House for us, and may work on other parts as needed.

This is the end of last week; the second floor subfloor is done, the stairs are up and all the interior walls are framed.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Day two of framing

Here is what it looked like last night. We laid out the kitchen on the subfloor and decided what to do with the cabinets. It is really starting to look like a house, rather than a bomb shelter yet to be buried.

Progression of photos from each day's work..

I am going to take a picture from the same perspective each day to show what's happening--it might look like one of those cool National Geographic specials with the time lapse photography. Or, it might look like a drunk monkey with a camera. Beauty, and your opinion, is in the eye of the beholder.