Construction, Day 13: Framing the Living Space Windows

Ten of the last 11 windows get framed.

On May 20, 2014, I began blogging about the construction of my new home in Malaga, WA. You can read all of these posts — and see the time-lapse movies that go with them — by clicking the new home construction tag.

The builders were supposed to put on the metal roof today. In fact, on Thursday they even warned me that they might come as early as 6 AM to get started.

But the weather didn’t cooperate. The usual work crew arrived without the roofing guys. It was just too damn windy. No one wants to be standing 30 feet above the ground holding a sheet metal sail.

So Angel and his crew went to work on framing the windows and doors to the deck for the second floor living area. With the floor in place, it was easy.

I was out most of the day. With the construction of the building shell nearing completion, it was time for me to get to work on the interior. The first step was the HVAC. I met with four contractors to talk about options and got promises for bids by Wednesday. I made some other stops, too, including a very nice lunch at a farm stand up the road from East Wenatchee.

When I got back, most of the windows had been framed. I watched them work on a few while doing some odd jobs around my property. They would have finished them all, but they ran out of lumber.

Later, after the builders had gone, I used the man-lift to go upstairs. (My friend Bob, who had come for dinner the night before, had shown me how to get the darn thing started and that was all I needed to make it my personal elevator.) I wandered around my future home, checking out the views from my future windows. I liked what I saw.

Bedroom View
Here’s the view from the doorway of my future bedroom. There will be two 4×5 windows and a glass door leading out to a long deck.

Great Room View
In this shot, I’m standing right about where my stove/breakfast bar island will be in my future kitchen looking out across my future great room. This room will have eight 4×5 windows and a glass door leading out to the front deck.

Still later, as the sun was getting ready to set, I wandered out by where my helicopter was parked to take a photo from a different point of view. I realized that my home was really starting to look like a home.

Sunset Helicopter
Home is where the helicopter is.

Here’s the time-lapse video for the day:

2 thoughts on “Construction, Day 13: Framing the Living Space Windows

    • I was very excited to get up there and look through those windows from various places on the second floor. A friend will be coming by later this week to help me mark out where walls will be. Hoping to get the framers in as soon as the shell is done.

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