Build Day 4 (4/20/12)

Today was the most productive day I’ve had on this project.  Somehow we managed to frame the remaining walls!  It took us about 6.5 hours, which isn’t too bad at all considering I (again) insisted on doing a ton of the work.  I have to learn somehow!  And while I’m thinking about it – the lumber for the frame is from Newport Hardware and Supply.  I priced out bamboo and FSC studs, but could not afford it.  Luckily I was able to stick with a local business, so I feel pretty good about avoiding the two chain stores in our area.  Much of the lumber wasn’t selling quickly anyway, so it helped them clear a pile from inventory.  You’ll notice my dad cutting some studs we already put up in one of these photos. Once we framed that wall, we realized that the living room window needed to come down a few inches. Measure twice, cut once! It’s all part of the learning process for me.  Luckily, the construction guru is on top of these issues so everything is done correctly.

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And here’s a short video tour of the planned layout.

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