Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Building the Exterior Walls
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Our framers are now laying out the bottom plates, studs and top plates on the subfloor, nailing on the plywood sheathing and then raising each wall into place. Once in place, they brace them temporarily with a 2 by 6. It's amazing how fast the exterior is taking shape and how we can now get a good feel of the spaces in the rooms and the views from the window openings. It's reassuring to see that it feels the way we had envisioned it in the design process.
All studs are doubled up at window and door openings and multiple studs are nailed together at the corners. (In this photo, a piece of wall sheathing still needs to be trimmed above one of the window openings.)