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Movin' On Up

Posted Friday, Oct 14th, 2011 at 1:03am

The new house is coming along.

Starting to take form:

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The center ridge beam gets slowly inched up toward the roof by one carpenter working all alone on a Saturday! See it sticking out the top front bank of windows in the photo below? How did he do it? It weighs about 700 lbs!

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Here it is up at the top of the house but not yet dropped into place:

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Tom Champion, champion builder, does some shaving of the ridge beam so it can fit into the brackets:

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Here it is, securely in place:

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We had to move this poor Red Bud tree 6 ft. so it would not be in the way of the new driveway.

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The floor of the "storage" loft is nailed into place:

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Once the ridge beam is in place, the rafters are next:

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Check out the roof for the porch:

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The stairs to the front door might need a little work:

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Coming along. Inside:

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And out:

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    wow - how exciting! It already looks very nice. It's all about enclosing space, isn't it?

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