Day 3 Framing Byron House Addition

July 2005
Aug 2005
Nov 2005
Jan 2006
Feb 2006
May 2006
July 2006
Aug 2006
Oct 2006
Back Porch
Pecan Tree
Kitchen 1
Kitchen 2
Kitchen 3
Dig Footers
Build Foundation
Filling an Antique Septic Tank
Floor Joists
Framing Day 1
Framing Day 2
Framing Day 3
Framing Day 4
New windows
Sewer Line
Water Line
West Wall
East Wall
South Wall-West Gable
Front Door
New East Wall
New West Wall
New North Wall
Last New Wall
Front Porch

8 a.m. Day three dawned rather chilly.

8:30 a.m. Matt and Jim discuss rafter construction. The mock-up was constructed to determine the amount of sheathing overhang so the addition would exactly match the rest of the house.

9 a.m More scaffolding goes up and the gable end is almost done.

10 a.m. Setting the ridge beam for the hip roof. We noticed it cleared the original roof and a "planning meeting" was called.

11 a.m. Down comes the ridge beam and the gable rafters start coming down.

11:15 a.m.

11:45 a.m. After a high level "planning meeting", we decided to follow the existing roofline. It appears the the main roof had two sides with a 12-12 pitch and two sides with an 11-12 pitch.

12 noon The new ridge beam installed.

4 p.m. The new hip roof takes shape and the gable end rafters over the kitchen have been taken down and are being recut and reinstalled.

6 p.m. Jim decided to change two full height partitions of either side of the bathroom sink to countertop high partitions. Matt, the next day, noticed the missing walls and smiled. He thought it was a good idea too. It was another of those small modifications on the fly.