Build Weekend #2
This was a weekend without the kids and some pretty decent weather scheduled, and I was ready to GO! The whole weekend is documented pretty well in the videos. But the short version is I got all three walls of the second floor standing in place.
July 29, 2011
I went to get the lumber for the posts. Hemlock 4×8′s. Freshly cut that day. They weigh easily 250 pounds each. The guy at Cote and Reney lumber in Grantham, NH loaded them with a very tired bucket loader, onto my 20 foot deck over trailer. I should mention this is yet another reason why I bought this trailer.
July 30, 2011
This day I started building the second floor! Very exciting. Saturday morning was wet due to rain the night before, and I would have gummed up my chalk line if I’d tried to use it, so I just started nailing down the plates and marking the lines. Check this article out for a very simple, candid, “how to frame a wall” post.