Step-by-Step: framing the exterior walls

This past week saw some massive transformations on the building site. I felt like a kid at Christmas! I had so much fun wandering around inside the house, staring at the views outside all the windows, pretending to walk around the various rooms, and standing in front of what will be my sink (and admiring the pretty views I will have out the dining room windows while I’m washing dishes).

Early Wednesday morning these big piles of lumber got dropped off for the framers.

Early Wednesday morning these big piles of lumber got dropped off for the framers.

Exterior walls for the master suite.

Exterior walls for the master suite.

That's my bedroom up there!

That’s my bedroom up there!

Interior walls for master suite are framed.

Interior walls for master suite are framed.

Master bedroom. Our bed will fit perfectly between those two windows, which are high enough off the ground that nobody from the street can see in below our heads (walking around half-naked ftw!).

Master bedroom. Thanks to my meticulous calculations (and obsessive 3D modelling), our bed will fit perfectly between those two windows, which are high enough off the ground that nobody from the street can see below our shoulders (walking around half-naked ftw!).

Standing where the bed will be. The little corridor is where the entrance to the master suite is located. The two doors on that right wall are (from L to R): walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom.

Standing where the bed will be. The little corridor is where the entrance to the master suite is located. The two doors on that right wall are (from L to R): walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom.

Snakes have invaded the building site! While the framers were doing their thing, the plumbers were laying all the water lines.

Snakes have invaded the building site! While the framers were doing their thing, the plumbers were laying all the water lines.

All clearly labelled.

All clearly labelled.

To the left of the master bedroom is my sewing room, which also doubles as an office and guest room.

To the left of the master bedroom is my sewing room, which also doubles as an office and guest room.

The central architectural feature of the house gets raised into place.

The central architectural feature of the house gets raised into place.

Dining room exterior wall (on the left).

Dining room exterior wall (on the left). The tall section is the living room, which will have dual sliding french doors and a row of smaller windows above it. 

View from the dining room.

View from the dining room.

Door on the right is a glass door that leads into the dining room/kitchen. Door on the left leads to the laundry/mudroom.

Door on the right is a glass door that leads into the dining room/kitchen. Door on the left leads to the laundry/mudroom.

End of Thursday. The entire south wall is framed and mostly sheathed.

End of Thursday. The entire south wall is framed and mostly sheathed.

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One thought on “Step-by-Step: framing the exterior walls

  1. How very exciting for you, seeing it come together like this. A long wait!

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