Posted on January 10, 2016 by Becky
To keep the same roofline as the main house, Tom and crew extended the chord of the garage trusses; this also means adding a post and beam underneath to carry the extended chords.
Speaking of beams, in the workshop Tom was able to make use of a “recycled” laminated beam he rescued from the old hardware store before it was demolished; the beam is the horizontal, shiny one below,
On the far right, underneath that laminated beam is a metal I-beam, rescued from the old supermarket before it was demolished this past fall, that Tom turned into a support beam.
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Posted on January 4, 2016 by Becky
The weather warmed up for Christmas and the crew had some good, productive days in in between holidays.
The workshop, at the end of the garage and underneath the granny suite; some of the windows and the walk-in door are in. I’ve been researching overhead doors.
In the workshop; the orange area will be the wall between workshop and garage.
In the suite, the two windows at left are in the bedroom, and the two at right in the living room,
The angled garage,
Inside the garage, looking at the door into the house (up the stairs), and the back door,
From the back, with a view of some of the sheathing on the garage roof,
The apartment “door”,
Inside the apartment; the kitchen will be to the right of the front door, and the laundry/storage room and bathroom to the left,
Eat-in kitchen at left, living room at right,
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Posted on January 1, 2016 by Becky
Belated greetings of the seasons, and wishes for a happy and healthy new year, from our house to yours.
Perversely, Christmas vacation has meant even more time to work on the house. The photo above, taken by the 15-year-old with his drone and the fish-eye lens, was taken a few weeks ago before the trusses went up. There are also fewer piles laying about the yard — all the piles of trusses are gone now, and the last of the pile of plywood is gone since they started sheathing the roof (shingling to begin shortly, hurray). I asked for some overhead shots to help me start think about landscaping, because I need to plan for “rooms” and winter interest (aka evergreens and interesting branches), and that means trees and shrubs, what varieties and where to put them.
Wishing you a happy and healthy 2016!
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