The Farmhouse

And the walls came up!

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Last weekend we got some great expert help. Michael’s dad came over for a few hours to help us start framing. Daddy Alvin has worked in construction all his life, still remodels a popular department store all across the country. We only have his help until January when he heads back out on the road to North Carolina for a job.

Michael needed a quick refresher and I learned the difference between a corner and a T.  I also learned the difference between box framing and stick framing. I feel so smart now!

Here are my guys box framing the first wall:

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Making sure to frame out the doors and windows:

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Making sure everything is plumb and level and square.

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And the first wall is up!

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Now for the second wall:

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And after about 6 hours we managed to get the kids wing completely framed! This is two bedrooms, a bathroom and utility room/pantry. Good job guys!

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It’s so exciting to be able to walk into a room and say OK this can go here and this can go here, gonna need electrical outlet here and there…..Any crazy or clever ideas you wish you had done with electrical plugs and outlets? Let us know in the comment section, we still have time to make sure we get everything done.

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