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LittleHouse – Still Framing the Roof

by on May.30, 2007, under Framing

Gable End
25 May 2007.
We finished the rest of the common rafters, the started on the Gable Ends and Overhangs.

Here is the west side gable end.
We haven’t framed in for the whole house fan yet, but it will be centered under the ridge.

West Side Gable End

West Side Gable End

 

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LittleHouse – Framing the Roof

by on May.24, 2007, under Framing

Roof
22 May, 2007.
Well, here we are for another week at the ranch. This trip we intend to build the roof.

We have built two temporary supports for the ridge beam, and started to cut and install the rafters on the East end.

Ridge Beam

Ridge Beam

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LittleHouse – Building the Loft

by on May.12, 2007, under Framing

Loft
08 May 2007.
We arrived for another week of work on May 7th.

After placing the loft floor joists on their ledger boards and bolting them to the walls, we discovered that we had built the interior wall to short. (That happens when you are tired…).

So we built a big header beam out of 3 2×6′s sandwiched with 2 layers of half-inch plywood. Placing this on top of the wall (which was luckily built to be load-bearing anyway) brought the height up to where it should be.

Then, the floor joists on the end are doubled up anyway, to provide a beefier support for the railings of the loft.

Loft Beam

Loft Beam

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LittleHouse – Sheathing & Interior Framing

by on Apr.30, 2007, under Framing

Sheathing
25 April, 2007.
We arrived on Saturday for a week of work on the little house.

Our goal was to get the sheathing done. We had 3 days of cold weather, windy and sleeting. The the sky cleared on Tuesday. This is where we were by Wednesday.

Sheathed LittleHouse

Sheathed LittleHouse

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LittleHouse – Framing from the inside

by on Mar.17, 2007, under Framing

Kitchen

11 March, 2007.
This is where the kitchen will go, with the sink just below the window. It will be an L-shaped kitchen, to allow openness between the cooking area and the living area.

Kitchen

Kitchen

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