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Framing Thyme and Dough

All sections of the foundation are in place and the framing has begun. A small crew will progressively work on each of the new buildings.

This will be the new entry and informal dining/working area with communal tables and a bar countertop.

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House Emerges

Today, the guys finished installing the exterior sheathing and started finishing interior work. The windows arrived too.

The form of the house is now clear with all of the openings defined.

The porch in the backyard is pretty large in scale and floats over the ground.

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Post up

This is one of the posts on the front porch.  It is a seriously load-bearing member (carrying much of the roof overhang), so it had to be cut perfectly.

More roof editing happened as well.

We can now see almost the entire house.  The workshop on the left, the front porch and entrance, the driveway/carport and secondary entrance on the right.

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Roof rafters

More catwalks means more roof work.

The framers seem perfectly comfortable working up high.

Along with the main interior rafters, the first front porch beams are almost in place.  However, the double-sloped roof has created a few complications.  Here Martin is holding the beam as his team takes it apart--they needed to adjust it slightly in order to better accommodate the slopes.

With the skeleton nearing completion, the house is at once easier to see in person but harder to see through a camera.  So please trust us that it's looking awesome.

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Moving upward

Our sign is officially posted.  Come one come all.

Behind the sign, the framers are moving on up as they start preparing the roof.

Catwalks criss-cross the main living space.  They are impressive to see in use.

By the end of the day, the workshop walls are up and we're almost ready for the porch roof.

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Apertures

Today the guys finished framing the opening and began constructing the front porch.  Its great because now you can really understand the house in space

We set up recycling at the site at the beginning of the week to make sure we limit our waste. We plan to rent a wood chipper when the woodwork is done to turn scrap pieces into mulch for the yard.

The entry is framed out, except for the landing area and stair where you arrive.

The front porch is finally framed - its also the entry level.

We made our sign using a salvaged piece of metal when found in the yard at the beginning of the project. We'll put it up tomorrow!

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Rain or Shine

The day started off with a constant drizzle, which probably was a good thing because Austin hasn't had much rain in awhile, but it didn't deter Martin and his crew. They spent the day putting in the window headers and second floor beams.

We considered calling this project "tree house" because it floats above the ground and directs framed views towards the trees.

There are no stairs to get up to the loft level yet, but its there.

It was a good, long, productive day even with the early morning rain.

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Platform framed

Don't try this at home. Martin and his crew were at it again today, framing all the first floor the interior walls.

The volumes are taking shape and you can begin to feel what the spaces are like. Each wall is put together on the the platform and then raised into place.

After all of the first floor walls were in place, the guys made sure the entire building was plumb.

The first floor is done, now onto the second tomorrow.

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Austin, we have walls

While other people were relaxing on the weekend, we got a lot done. The ground floor sub-floor is finished and many of the exterior walls framing the main living space are erected.

Early in the day, Martin began work to finish framing the back porch. The rest of the guys started laying out the interior walls and building the exterior walls.

After putting together the main components of the wall on the platform, they were lifted into place.

By days end, we could see the volume of the living space come into focus.

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Framing the Sub-Floor

The crew, led by Martin, began laying out A LOT of 2x12 floor joists.

It took most of the day to get everything in place and cut properly.

By the end of the day, the ground floor platform was almost finished.

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Material Arrives

East Side Lumber and Decking dropped off the first load of material for framing and a small crew from Synergy Framing arrived late in the day to prep the steel to receive wood.

Anchor bolts are pre-welded to the steel - the framers then attach a 2x6 nailer using those bolts which allows all of the wood joists to frame into the steel via the nailer.

And voila, the steel is ready for construction.

 

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