Ladies and gentlemen, we've got walls!
It's been a very big week here at the Tiny Project. If you follow me on facebook, you probably already know that I got wall number one (South) up last week, with help of friends and family to lift it into place. This holiday weekend has been non-stop house work. I was able to get both small end walls done yesterday, and today spent the day cutting and assembling the final (North) wall. This evening, more amazing helpers came by to finish the job.
Once the first wall was up, it made a huge difference to have some 3-dimensional space to play in. Now with all 4 walls up, it's really feeling like a house! Very exciting...
Thank you Aaron Hirshberg, Thom and Diana Krystofiak, Michael Borden, Don & Jeanette Lisefski (parents!), Jim Richmond and Christian Hoffmann for your help with the heavy lisfting!
Enough with the rambling. Here are some photos of the process. Enjoy!
Looks like you're about a month ahead of me. Keep up the awesome work and the photos. I like seeing your thought processes as you build. Looking forward to getting the walls up on my trailer.
Your framing looks like it's very well optimized to reduce the weight of the structure, especially with just single studs supporting your headers on each side. Are you using 24" oc spacing too?
Yes, I used what's called Advanced Framing. Studs are 24" OC.
Ah yes! I've heard of advanced framing, but thought that 2x6s were required. You used 2x4s, correct? I would like to do the same thing in my house to reduce the weight, but would be a bit concerned about the structural integrity. I also have two very large 9' header spans, which I think I might want to use jack studs on rather than rely on just a single king stud. I'd be interested in your thoughts on this!