Sunday, March 28, 2010

Portals complete

(now to fill them with windows and a door).

I spent a fair amount of time this weekend finishing up the framing for the door and windows. The windows are due to be delivered tomorrow morning, first thing. With the use of a little old-fashioned pulley action, I managed to install the door frame without assistance.

Lots of little tasks still to do before the next step, installing the building wrap.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Window and door holes

This weekend I made significant progress on framing the openings for the windows and front door. I had skipped this part in the initial construction in order to get a covered structure completed in time for the monsoons here in Tucson. It is amazing how much easier it is to complete these framing components on the ground first, rather than building them up within the built structure. For one thing, you can hammer in pieces from the sides of the studs, rather than relying on metal "L" brackets due to a lack of hammering room between studs. This results in a much more efficient (and cheaper) construction. Of course, there is the issue of installing one of these heavy-ish pre-built components...we'll see how that goes next weekend.

Door and loft window framing components

Door and loft window framing completed, and Elsie.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Hostess Lumber Cupcake