Monthly Archives: September 2010

Siding

They started putting up the siding today. They didn’t get it all up, but one end of the house looks pretty good. That looks nice. It looks more blue and less gray when there is a whole wall of it. … Continue reading

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Windows and Doors

The windows and doors are in. Below is a photo of the living room windows at the front of the house. It looks like somebody has already moved in! I think that set is representative of the quality of furniture … Continue reading

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Shingles

Shingles! We have shingles. No, not the illness! The roof! It took the roofers one day to put on the shingles. In the morning no roof; in the afternoon, roof. Take a look. Meanwhile, the chimney has been finished. Here … Continue reading

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Tyvek

We went over to the house to see what happened yesterday. The house is now wrapped in Tyvek┬«. After the Tyvek comes windows and doors, followed by siding. They have also put the Lally columns in the basement. The Lally … Continue reading

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Portico

Yesterday and today they put the portico up around the front door. But first, they did a lot of other stuff as well. They built the roof over the garage. After the roof is finished, they will jack up that … Continue reading

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Beam

They put the monster beam in the garage attic today. This thing is huge! Take a look at it: I don’t know what the exact dimensions are, but the garage is 26 feet deep, so that is about how long … Continue reading

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Fireplace

The mason was at work yesterday, building our chimney and fireplace. Here is a photo of the fireplace. The clay tube on the left is the flue for the oil burner. It is a separate flue that goes up the … Continue reading

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Roof

It was a big day today. The roof went up today. The rafters were cut yesterday and were delivered this morning to the roof platform with a crane. One by one the guys lifted them up to the ridge pole … Continue reading

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Attic Floor

The attic floor went in today. They put some scaffolding on the side of the house to stand on while they put the joists up. The joists for the attic floor are the widest pieces of lumber in the whole … Continue reading

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Second Floor Walls

The second floor walls went up today. They used the same technique as they did for the first floor walls, build ’em flat on the floor and then lift them into place. Sometimes they had to, um, stretch a bit … Continue reading

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