Posts Tagged ‘framing’

Framing Begins

June 8th, 2010 by KTU | No Comments | Filed in 3. Framing

Framing is a blast, because framers are fast and progress is obvious. My framer is Jose Magana (Magana Construction), who has framed a couple of houses for my “general coordinator” Steve Kotsenburg (more on that arrangement in another post).

Jose Magana and Steve Kotsenburg on Day 1 of framing.

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Mid Framing

July 9th, 2010 by KTU | No Comments | Filed in 3. Framing, Park City Mountain Modern

Here are a few images from framing. This is week 6 of framing and week 10 from breaking ground.

We hope to have the roof on next week and the framing completed the following week.

Framing the garage. 6x14 purlins extend out the front to support the rafters.

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The Magic of Construction

July 9th, 2010 by KTU | 5 Comments | Filed in 2. Construction, Montana Sleeping Pavilion

Following are some progress photos shot by my father-in-law Joe on site this week. There is undeniable magic in seeing a structure materialize. The magic is accentuated by having been 2500 miles away for the entire process and only seeing a fairly significant intermediate product (as shown in the photo). Of course there is also some remorse (yikes…is there enough glass on the front facade…), but still, it’s pretty fun to see ones design appear.
BTW, the builder Jim Burrowes is really good. There are “framers” and then there are Montana builders who happen to do framing because it is part of the job. Jim does nice crisp framing (along with wiring, plumbing, finish carpentry, and more…).

The sleeping pavillion from the front. A minimalist structure. Still, the tapered rafter tails are nice, no?

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