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House Projects #7: Sun Room Work - Framing

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Blog entry by littlecope posted 07-25-2021 04:47 AM 1210 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The Casement Window we ordered showed up considerably earlier than the given estimate, came in Wednesday of this week…

Eagerly, the weekend was awaited, and some precious free time to move forward with that process…
Purchased some Lumber this Morning and spent the day with the basic framing…
Removed the first stud and replaced with another in the desired place… Cut a couple of shorter pieces that will be the top of the window’s height…

Then removed the second stud… The hardest part of all of this, yanking these studs out…

A quick header between to bridge the opening…

Some short bracers added in the old stud locations…

We have the height of the top, we have the width, all that’s left is the sill height…

Ran out of new/long enough here, had to recycle a little
(not as pretty, but it all gets covered with drywall anyway)
Have tomorrow off too but there are other duties, which can’t be neglected…
With any luck, should be inside, looking out, by next weekend!

25 July 2021

(Wow! Five Short Months ‘til Christmas!)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.



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Lenny

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#1 posted 07-25-2021 09:20 AM

Wonderful framing job Mike. Well done. Perhaps in five months you will be looking out at a picturesque New England wintry scene!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 07-25-2021 11:23 AM

Good progress Mike. Looks like you have the same heating system that we do here in Michigan…......Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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lew

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#3 posted 07-25-2021 01:44 PM

Great job framing and with the costs of 2×4’s today, nice reuse of materials.

Judging by the view from the window, this must have taken the best part of a day.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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littlecope

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#4 posted 07-25-2021 03:39 PM

Thanks Guys!
Started the day today by drilling holes in the corners of the opening…

You know me and my dowels! Lol
Made use of some again here by tapping them in the holes I just drilled, from the outside…

That precisely describes the opening on the outside, where all the rest of the installation work will occur…
But you can see, it’s clearly not the day for it, been raining off and on since I got up…
So Sunday is going to be a day of rest, whether I want to or not! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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littlecope

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#5 posted 07-25-2021 04:54 PM

Lew: Yes, it took the whole day… No one will ever confuse me with a Carpenter, that’s sure!
But the opening is only a 1/8” oversize to the window (barely) and checks out diagonally for squareness dead-on…
In this case, they actually used 2”x 6”’s for studs so the same with the new… I’m glad they did, and that I know that now, because the almost-flat roof above this room collects a Ton of snow in the Winter…

Maybe I can rest a little now, before worrying about shoveling that off!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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mafe

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#6 posted 09-04-2021 08:16 PM

Looks good and like it will be a big plus for the house.
Good to see you are busy.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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