Saturday, July 13, 2013

Lots going on - Posts in

Work on the house is going well. It is really beautiful in the framing stage. This is a post and beam house which means that the weight of the house is borne by the posts and beams rather than through a series of studs. It is critical to get the framing right which is what Carlton and Chris have been doing. Chris, you may recall, worked with Carlton on my house when I had the exterior insulation applied, but during the building downturn he got a regular job with regular hours rather than building houses. He had a 2 week period off around the July 4th and kindly agreed to help Carlton with the framing of John's house. You can tell Carlton was very happy to have Chris help him with the house.

This is how the house has been progressing despite daily rain:

Foundation footings

Piers installed

Floor framing

Installation of the posts

Second floor joists

Joist hangers (I actually installed some.)

Upper floor and kneewalls installed

Next week rafters!!


  1. Wow! Lots of progress! It looks great!

  2. Thank you, Lynn. We are very happy to be getting somewhere. I love to see houses in the framing stage. Lucy