Step-by-Step: exterior framing and sheathing

More huge transformations at the building site this week! (note: I was late getting this post published – this was current as of a week ago)

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The “west wing” of the house. This part contains the two kids’ bedrooms, the kids’ bathroom, family room, and laundry room.

My daughter's bedroom is in this corner.

My daughter’s bedroom is in this corner.

My son's bedroom, and you can see the "back door" that will lead from the carport into the family room.

My son’s bedroom, and you can see the “back door” that will lead from the carport into the family room.

Next up was the sheathing. This adds structural integrity to framed walls. Some people use OSB, or oriented strand board, but we used plywood which is higher quality. OSB doesn’t handle water well – it swells and peels apart. And although we don’t anticipate having any water hitting the sheathing, we accept that we live in a very wet climate and that water has a way of getting everywhere. So we used plywood and have received approving nods from all our site visitors!

North walls are framed and sheathed.

North walls are framed and sheathed.

West wall.

West wall.

South walls.

South walls.

Panoramic view of the north side of the house from the inside.

Panoramic view of the north side of the house from the inside.

Panoramic view of the south side, from inside the house.

Panoramic view of the south side of the house from the inside.

We have a trail that leads down through our property to a community trail network. When I go for a run, I always return via this trail. As I emerge from the woods, I have a lovely view of the house site. Check out the transformation thus far!

BEFORE

BEFORE

AFTER

AFTER

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