Sunday, July 19, 2009

Back to it

We're finally getting back to the studio after a break for, among other things, putting together 40 frames!! Just in case we're ever exposed to hurricane force winds, here I am putting on hurricane ties with a nifty little pneumatic nailer thingie.



Next we're sheathing all the walls with OSB. Here's my handsome man with the oh so heavy nail gun - so heavy my arm muscles cramp just looking at this picture.



Here's a whole wall done. So far we've just got the long side walls completed - the gable ends will be more complicated, and we're waiting on more wood.



Next we cut out the holes for the windows and doors with a saws-all.



This is the side closest to the house, with the two doors - one for my studio and one for the garage/wood shop.

Here you can see the fancy framing on the front of the building ...
... and my husband is particularly proud of this boxed soffit return. : )
Next we'll get the metal for the roof up, and sheath the rest of the building.

8 comments:

  1. Great progress on this exciting project, Carol! And that is a particularly impressive boxed soffit return... ;-}

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  2. very, very, cool... such talent in this family ! Between the 2 of you I think you could do about ANyTHinG !!!!

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  3. I'm so proud of your two! You are doing excellent work and you both could have a 2nd career in construction! Yes, you need a break - painting 40 beautiful works, plus the hassle of all the framing definately deserves a much needed rest. You're my guru!
    Vicki

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  4. Wow. I am so impressed with your progress! I can't imagine that you guys are doing this yourselves. And I also can't imagine the amazing artwork that will be created here soon! Congrats! Oh ... will you teach workshops in your new studio?

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  5. This is all very exciting!

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  6. very, cool... such talent in this family ! Between the 2 of you I think you could do about ANyTHinG !!!! Work From Home

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