One Giant Leap For Man
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Big steps forward, small steps backward. The TJIs had to come down yesterday so that we could add weatherproof flashing between them and the pressure treated wood, but today they were reinstalled and the team moved ahead and made progress.
Cut outs were made for the front porch and the stairwell, and in addition to the TJIs we used several big, heavy LVL beams to reinforce the floor where there will be upstairs walls to support.
The sub-floor is a thing of beauty, especially with the sun shining on it. It's quite slow going, but we're getting closer to the day when we can start framing the kit.
I even made myself a little bit useful by doing some cleanup of trash and lumber before climbing up my neighbor Randy's cypress tree to get a different perspective of The Minnie House, which you can see below.
Next up is an inspection, then the plywood and we'll be able to walk on the floor for the first time - and at the same time the framers will bolt pressure treated lumber to the TJIs to frame the 48' x 5' deck.