Kyle and Karen's House Addition Project

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The concrete pour was very flat and super smooth; the concrete was excellent. Now we need to build a building on top of it. Below are the pictures of how the framing is progressing. Click on the images to see them larger.

Framing Begins 01/19/04 (Day 24)


From back door towards rear of garage

Garage rear wall towards old oak

Lots'o lumber
 

Walls 01/20/04 (Day 25)


Back wall of garage from front of garage

Front of garage

From driveway towards the rear wall

From back door towards old oak

From rear wall towards back of house
     

I had to take these pictures at night. Not my best work. You can start to see how the garage will look.


First Floor Takes Shape 01/21/04 (Day 26)


Front of garage

Front of new garage

Interior and truss from back door

Interior and truss from garage door

Back of garage

Rear of garage

From old oak towards rear of garage

From old oak towards front of garage

We love this part of the project. The framing is going at a great pace. It is now taking form and we can start to see how it is really going to look.


Second Floor Transition 01/22/04 (Day 27)


Front of garage

Toward rear wall

Toward front of garage, builder wheeling and dealing

From old oak towards front of garage

From old oak towards rear of garage

Setting the band

Passing up the decking

Interior wall & door frame

Beam and joists

Beam, joists, interior wall at old back door
   

The beam is 16" tall and 4" wide. It is constructed of a "glue laminate" composite of plywood. The joists are 2x10s on 12" centers. This large lumber is what allows us to go 44 feet in length and 24 feet in width with only one support in the center.


Second Floor Transition 01/23/04 (Day 28)


Trusses being delivered by roll back semi

First pieces of 2nd floor decking

Trusses

Front of garage from driveway

From old oak towards front of garage

From old oak towards rear of garage

Back and rear of garage

Interior - or is this Karen preparing to kick Ricardo's ass?

Jose starts to frame 1st landing

2nd floor decking

THE NEW VIEW!

It's winter now, and everything is torn up from new construction and still from Morgan's accident, but this will be nice when spring arrives.

2nd floor looking back towards stairs

Top of stairs

Interior, looking back towards old back door

Front corner, looking towards back door
 

The progress is great. Things are really coming together nicely.


Nature The Mother 01/25/04 (Day 30)


Ice Storm

Then it all came to a grinding halt. We had rain, then an ice storm, which delayed us for a few days.


Second Floor Takes Shape 01/28/04 (Day 33)


Front of garage from driveway

Front of garage from driveway

From old oak towards rear of garage

From old oak towards front of garage

I think we will call this the new back door

Stairs and old back door

Back and rear of garage from pasture

Back wall being joined to house

New windows & doors

Back wall going up

Back and rear wall of 2nd floor

2nd floor from house rooftop

It barely thawed and we got back to work. As you can see, we started on the 2nd story walls today.


Second Floor Nearly Complete 01/29/04 (Day 34)


Front of garage from driveway

From old oak towards front of garage

Back of garage now joined with house

Front of garage now joined to house

Wall near house roof

The "saddle" will join with this wall soon.

Front garage wall from inside

Back and rear walls, trusses are now up stairs
 

Now we have four walls on the 2nd story. The old house soffit was cut off and the upper floor walls have been joined to the house.


Roof Trusses 01/30/04 (Day 35)


Front of garage from driveway

From old oak (#2) towards front of garage

Back and rear of garage from pasture

Roof peak peeks over roof :)

Rear of interior

Front of interior
 
"Rafters At Sunset" © 2004

The roof trusses went up today. Kyle took the "Rafters At Sunset" picture tonight just for some artistic fun.


Finishing Framing 02/12/04 (Day 48)


Front of garage from driveway

Back and rear of garage from pasture

Back from barn

Roof peak peeks over roof

Rear of interior

Rafters at ???

Roof starts to go on

Roughed in roof saddle

We have had tons of rain the last few weeks. It has slowed down progress. Rain has been leaking in the house due to the unfinished saddle and the upstairs and downstairs of the addition have been soaked because of the lack of a roof. But now they are finally able to get on the roof, so hopefully they can make the whole place a little more dry during the upcoming rain.

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