Now that the first floor of the house is framed and the subfloor on the second storey is done, it’s time to work on the second storey walls.
Brian had a genius idea – I mean, how could a guy that looks like this NOT have genius ideas? ;-)
Hahahahah! What a goof! But really, he DID come up with a great plan – to not only build the framing for the second storey walls, but also sheath them, wrap them, and attach the vent grid to them as well. So once the crane comes and lifts them and we get them in place, all that will be left to do on the exterior of the walls is shingling. Which will mean way less precarious work on a ladder 20+ feet above the hard ground.
We started with the east wall, which we (logically) built on the west end of the second storey. I did say he had a genius idea, not that he’s a rocket scientist ;-)
We build the west wall on the ground at the east end of the house. The west wall is two pieces because the wall comes to a point in the middle.
The crane came last Wednesday to lift the walls, posts, and girders. It was a pretty nerve-wracking day, but everything went pretty smoothly. A huge THANK YOU to the crane operator who went above and beyond to help us out.
Now it’s really starting to look like a house!