At the end of week 1 of framing, the house looked like this-
You can see it starting to take shape. And to think the head guy told us they would have the roof on by Monday…
Since we are building ourselves, there will not be anyone coming behind to clean up. The trades will do their job and leave. It is up to us to clean up. It is like cooking in the kitchen, it is easier to clean up as you go along rather than save the huge mess until the end.
The girls reluctantly helped. We stacked all the long boards, burned all the small scraps, and swept the whole house. Daisy was so excited to get in on the action!
Every afternoon after work, we go out and pick up nails so they do not rust on the concrete since we will be staining. Sometimes we miss a few…
Framing continued throughout the week. They use long boards EVERYWHERE to square up the house (like across all the windows, doors, rooms, etc…), then add more structural support (like the osb on the outside) to keep it squared. You can really see the progression below.
The end of week 2 of framing!