Closing in on the framing

2 September 2009 in Meriden

Today I said goodbye to half my framing team.  We got the house down in under two weeks like I promised the house lifters and the framers had another job they put off to help make mine happen.  I also relented and let them frame under the upstairs porch that had been flying out in space 8′ off the supporting wall.  It looked great sticking out there but wasn’t engineered to take a party from that front upstairs bedroom.  The roof also finished being decked with just the carport and front eave left to build.  Tomorrow should take care of that and hopefully be dried in in time for the rain Thursday night.  I had complained that I needed just a week when it rained last week so I can’t go back and revise that pleading.  Coming back from yet another Home Depot trip to find all the guys eating lunch and napping in the shade of the screen porch made the usefulness of that space jump out at me today.  A couple of ceiling fans for the summer and a propane heater for the winter and you got a real live outdoor room, Texas style.

Backside roof line and screen porch

Backside roof line and screen porch

New barge rafter tails cut to match originals

New barge rafter tails cut to match originals

2 September 2009 Meriden

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