Friday, July 24, 2015

Pushing ahead...

The framing crew continues to amaze me.  They have 90% of the house framed (for Frame Stage 1, which is exterior and interior walls -- Frame Stage 2 is the roof framing), and have only been working three full days (as of yesterday).  The total framed space for the house, garages, and apartment (casita) is about 9400 square feet (873 square meters), the rate at which the crew is putting up walls is amazing.  Today they will slow a bit because they will be finishing the framing of the Great Room, which is 19 feet (5.8 meters) at its apex.  There are several large beams to put in, one of which can be seen below in one of the pictures.  It looks like they are indeed on target to finish Frame Stage 1 by end-of-business today.  Her are photos from yesterday, at the end of the day:

Compare this to yesterday's photo from almost the same spot and
you can really see the progress

A little closer and you can see the details of the foyer and the entire
front of the house is framed

This is one fo the truly custom rooms in the house -- the dining room,
which is 23 feet long and 13 feet wide, able to accommodate 18 people
around the table (actually two large tables end-to-end)

This is the header which separates the kitchen from the Great Room.  It spans
almost 20 feet (6 meters) and is why the board is significantly wider than
the other boards.  The open area you see through the span is where the
14 feet (4.3 meters) high picture window will be located.