Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Garage Gable, Palladium Window, Tub Deck & Cleanup

Major developments occurring on Tuesday were the gable over the garage and the palladium window at the top of the two-story foyer.  It appears that the roof is ready to be shingled now.  Hopefully the OSB decking will dry out some before tomorrow since it poured this evening.

The Palladium window over the foyer looks great and adds a lot of light to the front entry.  All of the 2 x 4 braces stabilizing the walls have been removed and the framing scraps/trash has been cleaned up.  The house seems much bigger now.  All of the sole plates in the door openings have been cut out and the soaking tub deck has been framed out in the master bathroom.  Also, the garage attic access leprechaun door that was in the master sitting area has been reframed in the master closet.  The attic access over the main portion of the house was added to the laundry room, per our request.  It is normally placed right in the middle of one of the bedroom ceilings.

Finally some trim boards were added to the porch ceiling.  They still need to add a bit more housewrap, the curved trim over the palladium window, and the keystone head-piece details over the 4 front lower windows.  Then, that should do it for the framing crew.  When I drove by this evening they were loading the tele-handler (big forklift with long boom) onto the truck to haul it to the next job site.  Their trailer was still parked out front so it appears they will be back for at least one more day to finish up.

So it was almost 3 weeks they have been on the job.  The PM originally said 6 days to frame and one of the framers said 4-5 days.  Both estimates way off, but it looks good now and that's all that really matters at this point.


  1. Oh, the water on the floor would stress me out, too. I'm sure they'll take care of it. It is really coming together nicely now!

  2. It looks great. You're almost on to the next steps, now that your "bones" are practically there.