Monday, November 28, 2011

progress report: building the first floor

as planned björn and i worked all day on thanksgiving and there was no shopping til we dropped on black friday, it was back to work for us.  however, we accomplished most of our list from last week which is really exciting! here is what we worked on:

we placed the sill plates on the stemwalls this was our final chance
to make sure our house is perfectly level

the foam creates a barrier so that no air can get into the foundation

björn tightening the bolts down on the sill plates

next björn used a hammerdrill to drill holes in the foundation floor to secure pony walls

i also used the hammerdrill but it proved to be a little jarring 

after screwing down the bottom plate we added the vertical boards at 24" on center
björn got to use his new hatachi nail gun

these pony walls will support the floor joists to ensure that we have a really solid feeling floor

me using the nail gun

all of our finished pony walls!

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