Friday, November 16, 2007

It almost looks like something

Ted, my esteemed architect, took these shots after Barry, my esteemed builder, put up the roof joists, apparently in high winds. No one was hurt, and they look terrific. They're glulams from Rosboro--not much more expensive than dimensional lumber, straighter, and so good-looking they don't need staining (but they'll be sealed, of course).

By now Barry's trimmed the joists, and might even be laying the roof. The interior side will be maple plywood panels between the joists, the exterior will be galvalume (galvanized aluminum).

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Stairway to Work

Barry the builder (Bob didn't return my calls) just sent a new batch of photos. Here's the stairway to the study and the terrace over the guest wing. The form ties have been snapped off of the concrete (thanks, Jason), so now the wall looks a little friendlier.

The rest of the steel is also up, as is the engineered lumber that will support the roof joists. The front steel frame will support the curtain wall, which will have black mullions (Dramatic? Yes. Too heavy? Perhaps.)

Jason also finished the concrete pouring with an overhang for the garage, and the concrete step ramp (this one's for you, Allstate).