Construction, House and Acreage Restoration

Sheathing aka Real Walls

After you put up the studs for new walls you must then sheath the walls.

Attaching Plywood to the northwest side of the house with the help of Brother Tony.
Attaching Plywood to the northwest side of the house with the help of Brother Tony.

Plywall sheet are attached to the outside of the studs (with that handy nail gun and air compressor). This may have been the quickest part of the construction process thus far. Sure, there was measuring. But nothing that seemed (to me as an outside observer) as too terribly complicated.

East Wall of Upstairs with sheeting before window openings were cut.
East Wall of Upstairs with sheeting before window openings were cut.

This did, however, involve building and moving some scaffolding in order to reach certain parts of the walls on the outside of the house. It was brilliant. We had the candy tycoon and brother Tony and J. come help with this process.

Taking a moment to call the lumber yard for more plywood to finish the job.
Taking a moment to call the lumber yard for more plywood to finish the job.

Which was a bonus, because I have not the strength to lift such heavy things.

What was so interesting about this process was that when the walls went up, the space immediately seemed to shrink.

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West Wall.

But I am told that the perception will shift between small and large frequently during the construction process and once the drywall is up and in place, it should look large again.

The East Wall.
The East Wall.

Things keep getting more and more exciting here on the Homestead!

Eyes at the front of the house.
Eyes at the front of the house.

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