I cannot believe its been roughly 13 weeks since we began our newest adventure. We'll be opening The Chirping Frog; an antique, collectibles, vintage, home decor, furniture, artisan wares and more shopping mall before you know it.
Over the weekend the remainder of the trusses went up, the framers spent a long Saturday on a holiday weekend getting 'er done (thanks to the rain on Friday) and the building is nearly ready for the roof. Most of the metal is being delivered today and they'll be spending most of the day putting purlins up so they can start squaring the place up and adding the roofing materials. Once that's done our Pine Log Trusses for the entrance can go up and I can start the vertical application along the front of the building. It is really moving along.
Here's weekly updates from the beginning if you're interested:
- Part 1- Clean-up
- Part 2- Dirt Work
- Part 3- Tons of Rock & Footings
- Part 4- Foundation Walls
- Part 5- Foundation Walls Poured
- Part 6- Forming Bathroom Walls
- Part 7- Bathroom Walls Poured
- Part 8- Rock, rock and more rock!
- Part 9- Concrete Floor Pour
- Part 10- Clean-up
- Part 11- Framing is Underway
- Part 12- Trusses
Look at that, so exciting!
While the trusses were going up Jason and I worked on removing the framing from the bathroom roof pour. Took us all day.
Notice the chain from the truss down to the concrete wall? I could hear the wall creaking while we were working. We left for lunch, came back and they'd attached this to the wall to stabilize everything, and quite a few more braces. Would hate to see the whole thing start going like dominoes... that would not be pretty!
First thing for our project was to remove the support boards on the long walls, you know, the ones we put all those stinkin' tap-cons into. Wow, that was not fun. Many were sunk too deep and wouldn't come out so hubby had to chisel them out. How fun!
After the long pieces were out these came out fairly easily (says the one standing to the side watching all the action) with a pry bar and some muscle.
Here it is with all the wood down, looks great!
Now to clean up all the mess.
All cleaned up and ready for the next step.
Trusses are up, everything is braced and waiting for the roof to go on.
Now that the trusses are cleared out this space is available for the next project, concrete countertops.
They've been formed up and ready to go in the basement all winter.