Friday was day 1 of framing and it was a perfect autumn day - cool, sunny, no wind. Chris spent the week previous marking out the studs, constructing T boxes, and setting up the site. Since we haven't actually had 24 continuous hours without rain for the last two weeks, he set up the screen tent as rain cover.
We decided to start on the North wall of the garage as section 1 had no windows or doors, thus making it easier to frame. Figured we start with a win, ya know?
|Squaring up the wall|
Everything was going great. Took about 45 minutes to get it all set up, nailed, squared, and skinned.
|Not easy, but it went up|
|We have a wall! Now what...|
Then Chris demonstrated some mad skills by getting the tractor into the garage. We were going to try to lift it using the front loader.
|Lining up the bucket|
Eventually we decided that it was time to give up and just start on framing the next wall.
|See the water on the slab? Lots of rain.|
|Small walls next to the garage doors|
Chris and my brother are working on the framing this week. Can't wait to see how far they get.