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Foundation Sill Plates

Sill plates anchored every two feet atop the masonry foundation:

Sill Plates

 

Scribing turret sill plate:

Scribing Turret Sill Plate

 

Turret sill plate installed:

Turret Sill Plate

 

First-Story Trusses

Prefabricated open-web trusses for the first floor delivered to site:

Trusses Delivered

 

Sorting trusses:

Setting Trusses

 

Over the crawl space:

Trusses

 

Trusses and concrete deck slabs:

Trusses and Decks

 

Positioning and fastening first-floor trusses:

Truss Fastening

 

Ribbon boards installed. Trusses locked into place:

Ribbon Boards

 

First-Story Subfloor

Installing radiant-heat subfloor for first floor:

Warmboard

 

Subfloor

 

Subfloor

 

Subfloor nearly complete:

 

First-Story Framing

Delivering plywood sheathing to construction site:

Lumber Delivery

 

Framing layout:

Layout Work

 

Framing begins:

beginsFraming

 

First story going up:

First Floor Going Up

 

Temporary bracing:

Teporary Bracing

 

First-story sheathing:

Sheathing

 

Working in the tight alleyway:

Alley Work

 

Shearwall hold downs fastened to foundation:

Shear Wall Hold Downs

 

Hold-down bolt passing through truss:

Hold Down Bolt

 

More trusses delivered:

Trusses Delivered

 

Rear second-story trusses (joists for second floor) set:

 

Second-story rear overhang:

 

Second-story trusses mostly in place:

(The "skinny" house starting to look roomier.)

 

 

Delivering second-story subfloor:

 

Finishing first-story framing:

 

Turret first story framed:

 

Turret framing detail:

Turret Framing Detail

 

Second-story open-web trusses all in place:

 

Lifting second-story subfloor:

Lifting Subfloor for Second Story

 

Subfloor plans:

Floor Plans

 

Floor joist hangers attached:

Joist Hanger

 

Attaching second-story truss ribbons:

Attaching Truss Ribbon

 

Second-story subfloor nearly complete:

Second-Story Subfloor

 

Turret sheathing:

Turret Sheathing

 

Second-Story Framing

Second-story framing begins:

 

Turret rising:

 

Second-story subfloor installed over steel beams:

 

Second-floor view:

 

Framing second-story:

 

Second-story framing nearly complete:

 

Tropical Storm Karen puts construction on hold:

 

Third-story truss package delivered:

 

High tide plus Tropical Storm Karen, 2:18 pm:

 

Rains stop. Third-story trusses being set:

 

Third-story trusses nearly complete:

 

Plywood sheathing added to interior shear walls:

 

Third-Story Framing

Third-floor subfloor is installed:

 

Third-floor view:

 

Third-story walls starting up:

 

View from Mill Street:

 

Third-story framing progresses:

 

Turret taking shape:

 

Turret top support:

 

Third-story walls nearly framed:

 

Installation of third-floor ceiling joists begins:

 

Roof Framing

Third-floor ceiling joists complete:

 

Attic-level work:

 

Top of gambrel roof framed:

 

Dormers and roof and wall sheathing mostly complete:

 

 

Another house in the row:

 

Shear wall straps added:

 

Hurricane straps added to attic joists and rafters:

 

Attic space — or flying saucer landing bay?

 

Framing Palladian window overlooking Mill Street entry:

 

Third-floor front windows:

 

Third-floor window view:

 

Front porch roof framing:

 

Weatherproofing

Wrapping house with Tyvek weatherproofing:

 

Besieged by ladders. Finishing up the weatherproofing:

 

Working in the cold:

 

Screwing down warmboard subfloor:

 

Building temporary stairs:

 

Three-story stairwell with temporary staircase:

 

Installing pocket door jambs:

 

Chimney Framing

Chimney framing rises above its block base:

 

Chimney framed to the top:

 

 

Framing the Main Entry

On Mill Street side of the house:

 

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