Saturday, November 27, 2010
Cold Weather Construction Company
So the fireplace frame is done, which holds the really really heavy parallam beam up which will support the upstairs...I dropped it at one point and the corner put a palm sized soft spot in the subfloor. It will be easy to patch and it's going to be under a kitchen base cabinet anyway.
Next, framed the wall that holds the sliding glass door facing the lake. With diagonal bracing, everything's more solid.
Next was lifting the parallam header into place that forms the opening into the bay window seating area, and holds the big wall in place (in anticipation of Sunday's impending wind/snow storm) Getting this beam in place was scary and I have splinters in my neck from shoulder-loading it.
So starting a 72 hour shift right now. I'll be at work while this storm passes, then I get 6 days in a row, with predicted nice weather, to work on this.