Rebuilding Board by Board - Week 2

It takes a whole bunch of boards to do a project like this!  

As we have braced through the wind, rain, ice, and snow, we've also had several huge deliveries of lumber for this project.

The original sunroom's walls were not interior quality, so that room's walls will be totally rebuilt with the 12 foot walls.  The new roof pitch is 10/12 and those boards are a lot of this stack you are looking at.

Tom is such a master of the art of bidding and rebidding.  A project of this size can seem quite overwhelming, even to us! Because of Tom's persistence in getting excellence,  we ended up with a FANTASTIC framer, Eddie Lloyd.  He is always calculating in his head and directing his crew to make this project work.  

We also ended up with a  great, local lumber company - Junior's Building Materials.  When you place an order for this many boards, you need a team of people on your side! There were a couple of mistakes, which were quickly resolved and the correct materials were soon all onsite.  

One item that caused us to delay the start of construction was the beam needed for the middle top of this new room.  Tom worked with a structural engineer and they developed the required size and weight.  This special engineered beam was then ordered and delivered.  

OMG - I had no idea this beam was going to be 50 feet long!!! Yikes!  That had to be fun getting up the mountain!

So, the board needed to get up to the very top of the point....

The arrow will help you see what is going on here. 

4 guys up in the air, 2 ladders, 1 scaffolding, 2 of the guys standing on the edge of the framing + 1 50 ft heavy beam. I don't think any of them will need to go lift weights this week!

I will admit I held my breath during most of this lift!  

Just a few hours later - the beam secure at the top, the rafters are going up!  

Now you can see the shape of the room and the spectacular views that room will have!

More updates to come...

 
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