Barn Project Part 7

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.

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Weekend Outlook!!

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.

Installing the Rim Joists

Installing the Rim Joists.

Hoisting and Installing Double Joists

Hoisting and Installing Double Joists.

Installed!

Installed!

Installed Jamb For Center Alley.

Installed Jamb For Center Alley.

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.

Interior Left Side

Interior Left Side.

Almost!

Almost!

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!!

Dog Tired!!

Dog Tired!!

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