Wednesday, June 27, 2012

UPdate June 27th

Up until now I have been battling rain and the end of school stuff, working in very small windows of time. Now this week, in the gap of time between work and grad school I am trying to get as much done as possible. So here is what we have accomplished.... but of course I forgot to take the final photo of all the walls actually up and leveled. 



The North wall.

Screwing this brace made it much easier to brace the walls while attaching the studs.

A carpenter friend suggested adding a 10 penny (10d) nail in between the screws to add strength against shearing.
Margaret posing with the "enforcer"- the pipe wrench we use to twist the studs back into place.
Margaret an I were able to finish the two side walls after we finally figured out how to calculate the roof angle.

At this point, with all the walls stacked on the deck, it felt a little like a pop-up book that had yet to be opened.  


And finally it goes up!



Maple helps hit in some nails with a block of wood.




And tomorrow I start the rafters!





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