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!