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LittleHouse – Building the Girders

  LittleHouse – Building the Girders by admin on Nov.12, 2006, under Framing Building Girders 12 November 2006. Wow, it’s been a long time! Work schedule prevented us from getting up during the last summer. In addition, when we finally came up in October, we were focused on winterizing our water tank and plumbing. Anyway, here we are building up the main beams that will sit on top of the piers to support the little house. The beams consist of two 2×8’s on the outside, with an 8″ wide piece of half-inch plywood sandwiched between. All the pieces are glued together with construction adhesive and nailed with a bunch of 3-1/2″ nails.   Building the Girders On our last trip, we carefully measured the distance between each of the piers. Then, while in Mesa, we pre-cut the boards such that the joints would be separated by at least 4 feet for the 2x8s and the 1/2″ plywood joints were at least 2 feet from any of the other joints. In addition, we made almost all of th