The weather has not cooperated in the past few weeks. If it wasn’t a complete wash out, the prediction of rain caused us to set small goals insuring the tasks could be completed before the heavens broke.
The next set of photographs show the installation of the center section second floor rim and double joists. The double joists run on each side of the poles and tie the three major sections together.
The following photographs show the planking of the interior walls. I choose to use board and batten for the interiors. I wanted to familiarize myself with this method and thought it would be a nice contrast to the lap siding exterior. All of the boards were sawn on a Saturday and installed on a Sunday. We installed these butted tightly together. Once the boards dry and shrink, We’ll install the battens to cover the cracks.
I wish the progress shown would have taken place in a much shorter time frame. The weather was certainly a factor; Family obligations and surprise projects have contributed to the snail’s pace of progress. While the lower photograph is entitled “Dog Tired”, I can assure you that it is not from working to hard!!