Saturday, May 1, 2010

Framing Continues

This past week was pretty exciting for the Plain Jane Carriage House.  It started on Monday with the crane lifting the steel beam in place to support the second floor.  Here's a video:

With the beam in place, they finished the first floor ceiling/second floor floor.  Here it is in progress:

And finished:
And started work on the stairs.  Here's the opening for them and the parts being prepped.  I think it's called the stringer...?

And here's the opening for the stairs:

Because the first floor ceiling is so high (12') to accomodate Jim's lift, the stairs have to turn.  Here they are finished:

With the floor and the stairs in place, they started framing out the gables for the second floor.  They built these flat on the floor, and then lifted them up with a crane.  They stayed late Friday to get the front and back lifted up and the beam put in place between the two.

Here's a video of them lifting up the front 2nd floor and gable:

It's pretty cool right now because you can see the scale of the garage with the house.

We're using one of the arched windows I reglazed a few years ago to put in the front of the garage so that it matches the front of the house.  Here's Jim working that window out from the back of the attic.

I think he's still trying to decide what to put in it's place.  For now, the plastic will have to suffice.


Kathy said...

Tiffany, It looks like thing are coming right along. It would be so nice to have such a big garage at our house. Can't wait to see the finished product!!!

mgelb said...

Hi Tiffany, so nice to see the job progress from my desk.
All our clients should have a blog!

FairfieldHouse said...


I visited you before when you just started the process. It looks great. We plan on building a garage one day. We have other out buildings but lack a garage.
Wanted to invite you to stop by and enter my give away. I am a friend of Kathy's and Victoria's.


goddessof4 said...

Wow!!!! It is looking awesome!!!!! Our garage is in a sad state.We thought about tearing it down and moving it next to our house but I think our town's code has a lot of restrictions.I am so happy for you guys!!!! Some much is getting done!!!!

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