Thursday, July 19, 2007

Cranes Are Cool

...and SOOO worth it. For about $550 we had a crane (operator included) help us set trusses. We had all of them set (about 25) in an hour and half. I can't fathom how hard it would've been to do it by hand. Those suckers had to weigh a couple hundred pounds each and then you're lift it up in this really awkward position and trying to hold it while you nail it down and brace it. Get the crane!

At the end of the weekend, we had finished all of the joists for the front porch, the skirt on the porch, begin laying porch decking, completed the framing for all interior walls, hung all of the trusses, and completed the subfloor in the loft. Pretty amazing progress.

I'm not sure the plan for the weekend yet, but the remaining tasks seem to be: porch decking, roof plywood, roof tar paper, porch trusses and plywood, windows and doors. Getting close to being "dried in!"

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