End of the day and the windows are all framed out
We started out the next morning laying out the base plates for the back wall, cutting around the water supplies and waste pipes
we then boxed out around the ends of the window headers
Because of all the rough in openings and doorways, we decided to frame the back wall piece by piece, we started with a stud on each end
We then set a plate at our height for the front portion of the roof.
We then started filling in with the studs
We installed some cross braces to the back wall.
Back wall all framed up
We used 2x10x20 for the rafters 16 on center.
All the rafters up and ready. We braced the front wall before we started the back.
We liked the large overhang on the front and decided to keep it instead of trimming it back
Before we started on the back rafters we nailed down the top plate on the wall.
We then put up the back rafters in a short time
We then tied the top of the rafters together with a face plate
We then cut the tail ends of the rafters flush with each other and nailed on a fascia board
When that was done we proceeded to lay the roof deck.
We then started framing out the doorways to the bathroom and pantry
and started framing out the partition walls for the bedrooms
Putting in the gable ends
My wife and I were looking at the collar ties and thought we could build a storage loft in each bedroom, so thats what we did
we started first by notching out the studs
and nailed in a plate
and ran joists across to the outside wall
and did the same on the other side
we framed out a walk in closet and utility room
we were originally going to have a doorway from our closet right into the bedroom, but we quickly nixed that idea and framed it back in
We framed out the windows on the top face of the roof
and used the wood we had used for the footing forms to form up the roof on the shed
and trimmed off the excess
before calling it a night we framed out our island bar
over the weekend, I started waterproofing the outside walls, we used a product called foundation guard
we started by cutting 2 foot strips and wrapping the footers first
and then ran sheets from the top of the walls down to the footing. We nailed the tops into the studs with roofing nails to keep it from sliding
we wrapped the small shed with ice and water shield
and they dropped off the excavator to start burying the house
we had to cover up the gable ends with osb
and started wrapping the whole house with 2 inch blue board
and taped all the joints
the next day we started installing a french drain around the footer
and covered it with crushed stone
we covered that with a filtration mat
and then started back filling that with shale
We laid down insulation to protect the front footing from frost heaving
And covered it with loam.
We started laying out the boulders to build the retaining walls
Had to position some of the rocks with a little help
and back filled with shale as we worked our way up
the next day we started working on the other side
and back filled as we worked our way up
they finished that side up and then just started dropping loads to fill the back
the guys kept on working on the roofing around the trucks
We used shale to back fill because it stands up on it's own and won't need a lot of compacting and will drain well
retaining walls all finished
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