The 2x4 boards are up and defining the space.

Front and Back Walls
Front and Back Walls

The front and back walls as seen from the street. (8/9/04)

New Back Wall
New Back Wall

The back wall as seen from the back yard. (8/9/04)

Wall on Truss
Wall on Truss

The back wall is resting on top of the large truss used to span the back of the house. (8/9/04)

Back Wall Under Tarp
Back Wall Under Tarp

The new back wall covered with tarps. (8/10/04)

Front Wall Under Tarp
Front Wall Under Tarp

The front wall under the tarp. (8/10/04)

Tarp Tent
Tarp Tent

The tarp is held up with a pole since the trusses are not in yet. (8/10/04)

Wall on Truss
Wall on Truss

The back wall sitting on top of the large truss spanning the back of the house. (8/10/04)

Front Wall
Front Wall

Another view of the front wall under the big blue tarp. (8/10/04)

Four Walls and Trusses
Four Walls and Trusses

All four exterior walls are up and the trusses are in place. The big blue tarp is now sitting on top of the trusses. (8/12/04)

Vaulted Trusses
Vaulted Trusses

The vaulted ceiling part of the trusses. (8/12/04)

Different Sized Trusses
Different Sized Trusses

There are two trusses shown here that are not vaulted. The original intent was to use this area to run heating ducts. At the suggestion of the HVAC contractor we moved the furnace to the to the top of the stairs to reduce the noise in the adjacent master bedroom and to eliminate the noise of the air hitting a 'T' in the vents in order to travel the full length of the house. (8/12/04)

Gusset Plates
Gusset Plates

The trusses are built using metal gusset plates. Here the junction between the flat ceiling for the front of the house and the vaulted section of the back of the house. (8/12/04)

Back Wall with Trusses
Back Wall with Trusses

Another view of the back wall, with the trusses in place. The loft area above the master bedroom will have vaulted ceilings. (8/12/04)

Front Wall with Trusses
Front Wall with Trusses

Another view of the front wall, with the trusses in place. The two bathrooms, walk-in closet and Johanne's studio all have a standard 8' ceiling. Note the trusses span the whole house without any internal supports. None of the walls on the second floor are load bearing. (8/12/04)

Stairwell Opening
Stairwell Opening

This is the stairwell opening where the stairs to the first floor will be placed. There are two electrical wires going through the area I had to move before the stairs can be built. (8/19/04)

Stairwell Opening
Stairwell Opening

Another view of the stairwell. (8/19/04)

Studio Bathroom
Studio Bathroom

The bathroom connected to the music studio. (8/19/04)

Master Bath Linen Closet
Master Bath Linen Closet

The small linen closest in the master bathroom wedged between the shower and the tub. (8/19/04)

Master Bathroom Shower
Master Bathroom Shower

The shower stall in the master bathroom. (8/19/04)

Master Potty
Master Potty

The niche for the master's throne. (8/19/04)

 
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