The Project House Construction – Week 4

September 23rd, 2013

Construction exploded this week. I can’t believe it’s only been a week… and we even had a one day delay because of a late wood delivery. Are you ready for this…

At the end of week 3, this is what we had:


And at the end of Week 4, this is what we have:

theprojectgirl_frame10That is only 3 days of framing! 1 day of concrete pouring, 1 day of sitting around because of the wood delay, ¬†2 days of weekend, and 3 days of framing. ¬†This is happening so fast. it’s amazingly fun to watch the progress. The framing quality is excellent too – Mr. Project is super picky about all workmanship. We love our framers, such a nice crew, and very good at their jobs.

Here’s some progress photos starting with our concrete pour. Seems uneventful right… wrong! We had a huge rain burst (including hail) hit about 20 minutes after I took this picture. I don’t know how they did it, but the cement guys managed to smooth it out and make it work. Then the garage was poured shortly after the rain came, and another storm blew through. We stopped by again after the second storm and the garage slab was all pocked from the rain, but they managed to smooth it, and now it looks perfect. It was a nail-biting kind of day. I’m so glad it worked out in the end!


Two days later (one of which nothing got done), we went to the house at 9 am to meet with our foreman and beheld this beautiful site:


We couldn’t believe how much work they had done in just 2 hours! We also couldn’t pull ourselves away from the build and stayed to watch them put up our big steel beam (we’re going to have it exposed).


And eventually they also got up the sheeting and the trim board that goes around the joists.


And here they are dropping the joists in – these guys are crazy just walking on walls.

The next morning we stopped by around 9:30 and they had the floor all finished, and had started raising walls on the main floor.


By the end of the second day about half of the walls were framed up including my kitchen wall of windows!


And by the end of the third day, all of the exterior walls on the main floor of the house were up. And the best part is that it’s monday, so they’ll have 4 more days this week to get booking on this baby!


Here’s those windows closer up. Love the view of the golf course and mountains in the background so much!


And here is my pantry! Because of some interesting things with the trusses, we get a 12′ ceiling in the pantry (thats a lot of shelving!). So I get to also have a beautiful big window with a transom over it. I’m just going to love being in this room.


And here’s the last thing they are framing… the Garage & Mr. Project’s workshop. I’m most excited to see how this looks at the end of day tomorrow!


Here’s the front all framed and sheeted.


I really couldn’t have imagined it would be this far a week ago. It’s really starting to feel real, although I don’t quite believe it’s our house yet. I’m loving the whole process, and our builder is simply amazing, we couldn’t ask for a better experience. If it keeps moving this fast, I may have to update more often for the next few weeks!




3 responses to “The Project House Construction – Week 4”

  1. Jen says:

    So fun to have found your project! We are building and blogging in N. Cali.

  2. Sarah says:

    The framing is the fun part! Enjoy your new house

  3. libbywilko says:

    Can’t wait to see the progress every couple of weeks!

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