Ive been working hard, but feel like I should have accomplished more. These are pictures from the past week
This is a picture of my littlest helper and I. I would be laying on my back under the floor attaching floor joists and she would climb on top of me and bounce up and down playing with her Fisher Price drill. That will be a fond memory Ill always have
All floor joists done
Two out of four walls roughed in and erected. I decided to erect the walls and then come back later and do all the rough opening. Metal studs seem to be easier to work with but they do have a learning curve. The opening you are looking at is the 6’ wide double doors in the front.
This picture makes it look like I got a lot done
Half of the plywood is fire rated. I placed it in any possible place where I might put the wood stove. Metal studs, fire rates plywood, gypsum board exterior sheathing,fiber cement siding. Are you starting to see a trend here?
Its hard to believe that this entire structure is held together by these little screws. In this picture you also see the fastenings used to connect the top track to the wood sill I placed above it. You also see the 3 inch piece with the flange clipped off. This goes between the wood top plate and the top track and really helps tie the corners together.
The wall work shown above represents about 6 hours of work. Im expecting to have the other two walls up tomorrow,then spend next week doing the openings, and be ready for exterior sheathing next weekend.
Thanks for looking.