We’re starting the 15th week of construction and the pace has really picked up. Two weeks after pouring the slab and despite what seems like rain nearly every day since then, the framing is nearly done. The builder and his framing crew have been hard at work; the framers have been out on the weekend and working in the rain to make up some time. Browse through the pictures for details. Enjoy!
[![Lumber was delivered. Trusses are stacked up in the background on the left.](http://res.cloudinary.com/du6szur8v/image/upload/h_60,w_300/v1456609297/2014-05-30-at-19-02-12_xupp3l.jpg)](http://www.raisingmodern.com/blog/the-hurried-shuffle-of-progress/lumber-was-delivered-trusses-are-stacked-up-in-the-background-on-the-left/)
Lumber was delivered. Trusses are stacked up in the background on the left.
Initial first floor framing. Mud pits are already starting to form. This is the 13′-8″ heavy duty laminated header for our Panda S8000 sliding door. Some chips around the bamboo planter inside. The builder was not happy with this. Panoramic view of most of the downstairs. The office/guest room is on the left, living room in the center, followed by dining and kitchen on the right. The kid’s rooms cantilever. With the trusses going up between floors, finally seeing the definition of this detail is exciting. Looking through the guest/office wall, the only wall that isn’t 90 degrees. June 11th, some of the sheathing and upstairs framing was done. The kid’s rooms are coming together. This is for a certain somebody. You know who you are. The kitchen. Stub-outs in the floor for water, sewer, electric and gas. Some cracking in the slab in front of the powder room. Need to consult the builder about this. The builder found two spots like this in the garage slab where the top layer chipped off as it cured. The concrete guy said it cured too quickly. The builder is having it fixed with a patch and epoxy coat at the concrete company’s expense. Yes, we’ve had a lot of rain over the last two weeks evidenced by the puddle that remains in the garage. Looking up from the kitchen & dining area. Ceiling height here will be 22 feet! Standing in the kitchen, here you see the huge openings for the doors and windows. Looking towards the stair tower, you can see where two steel columns will be and the bamboo planter in the stair tower. Standing in the master looking out over the garage before the walls are up. Looking towards the kid’s rooms. The kid’s rooms before internal framing. Looking down at the dining and kitchen area from the landing upstairs. We’re pleased with the sight-lines from up here. Headers ready to go in place upstairs. The house has 28 windows and 30 doors. The framers got started on the walls upstairs. The area between the stair tower (bottm, right) and the powder room (left) will be planted with bamboo as well. The builder apparently wasn’t happy with the dinky little sign that was planted in the yard so he put up this giant timber-framed sign with a rendering of the house on it. This is the progress at the end of the day Thursday. Most of the upstairs is framed, and most of the downstairs is sheathed. Looking towards the front door. Having a bear of a time finding a suitable front door. It’s the top priority right now so they can frame it. With most of the upstairs framed we can get a good feel for the bedrooms. This is from the master looking towards the bathroom and closet. Standing in the master bedroom doorway. Standing in the kid’s rooms looking towards the hallway. The Jack & Jill bathroom framing is on the floor ready to go up. A more artsy take on the evening shadows from the framing. Me and the kiddos. Our oldest on the right with his shovel because that’s just what boys do when they go to a construction site. We have a visitor of the masked and ring-tailed variety. No doubt after those Vienna Sausages.