Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ok, finally time to start back up...

Well, I'm moved into Montana now and have had some time to work on the TH finally. The weather has been not so nice, quite rainy, but it has finally relented. So, I got the walls framed out and let me tell you...figuring out angles without advanced geometry or some other type of math is hard. The good news is once you get one end wall done, you can basically copy it for the next one.
Here's a piece of advice, make sure when framing side walls that the top and bottom are the same length. What I mean is, since you have to split the bottom of the wall frame to accomodate the wheel wells, it is imperative that you ensure it is the same lenght of as the header of the wall before you put the studs in otherwise you will need to start all over fresh. Measure twice cut once.

Up next...roof joists. I have already begun experimenting on cutting the birdsmouths out of joists but that is not as easy as it sounds, I'm sure there is a tool I need or something. Also I have begun putting up some wall sheathing. But that's all in the next edition.