|Jeff installed trim boards along the corner, under the roof overhang|
and around the window. I need to get on my ladder and keep painting.
|On the north wall Jeff needed to install sheathing and siding above the wall header.|
The siding went up to the exposed rafters. 1x4 boards filled in between rafters.
This will match the look on the rest of the house.
|Window trim and corner trim finished off the work on the north wall.|
|Bill started by setting the post at the south east corner and the easterly joist.|
|Eventually all joists were attached using joist hangers.|
|John used at least three different saws to make the cuts needed for|
siding, trim, deck joists and decking.
|Ben posed for me as he was attaching the shower valve assembly.|
|Plumbers spend a lot of time in awkward positions.|
Ben is attaching the water line to the dishwasher.
|Ben is working to complete the drain line under the kitchen sink.|
3283 will have a garbage disposal for the first time.
|Jeff has worked his way well up the east addition wall.|
|John seemed to do a good job of hiding behind the saw when I had the camera in my hand.|
|Ben is cutting away the water supply line where it has entered the garage for decades.|
In the hand-hole is a valve that had been used to drain water in winter.
I will never have to deal with that valve again.
|Bill is preparing one of the posts for railing on the deck.|
|The second post supports the deck and the railing.|
We decided to have a wide set of steps leading up to the deck.
They will be as wide as the opening between the posts on the left.
|Bill is working his way across the deck.|
Each 'board' is attached to joists with special fasteners.
|Bill is closing in on the final board which will have to be fastened with small screws.|
Jeff and John demolished the old walls, repaired some of the old studs, and began to frame the new walls that will enclose the bathroom and storage area.
|It was just like the cable TV home makeover shows.|
John took the sledge hammer and 'gently removed' the old bathroom siding
|I had to include this one....since I actually caught flying siding in the picture.|
|Jeff quickly had the north wall of the old bathroom covered with siding.|
They used my pre-primed boards up high. Thanx!
On the east porch, where we relocated the bathroom, it was necessary to rebuild the wall. A half wall with screens above will be replaced by the new full height bathroom wall. Jeff had to cut away the old half wall which was simply framed by 2x4 top and bottom boards with a single layer of bead-board serving as the wall. Once this was removed studs were installed. Siding for this wall is scheduled tomorrow -- weather permitting.
|It was amazingly simple to cut through the porch wall.|
I saved the section that was removed.
A year from now I may wish it had gone in the dumpster.
|Here's what the back porch looked like with everything removed.|
|Studs for the new bathroom outer wall are in place.|
|Siding complete on the addition. North wall of porch bathroom re-sided.|
East wall of porch framed and ready for siding.
|Tulip Time continues in Holland with millions of blooms.|
Tulip Time at 3283 will consist of nine blooms...when the last one opens up.