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Posted by Rob in Washougal, WA on 3/10/2016

Things have been moving slower than we hoped, but we're doing all of this in winter, only in the evenings and weekends, and not working if its a steady rain. 


Next up was framing the walls, and we decided to make this thing double strong with girts in both between the posts and on the outside of the posts. Unfortunately our posts were not set to exact measurements apart from each other, so all of the girts had to be custom cut to fit the distance between the particular posts. To compound it, some posts had a little bowing horizontally, so while we had been careful to get the posts bowed inward towards the center for easier truss placement, we didn't realize the post had a little bowing right and left between each other as well. So the measurement at ground level might be different as you got 15 feet up in the air. Rookie mistakes cost us a bunch of time in cutting lumber, and gave us lots of left over 2-5 inch pieces of lumber. And while on the outside, an 8 foot piece of lumber may work between many posts, it took a 10 foot piece in other places. 

I wasn't sure on how to frame up the door openings for the garage so I started getting bids on the doors just as we started framing, asking lots of questions to see what I should do and how the vendors would want it done. Thankfully they were pretty consistent in their answers. 

Again bids varied a bit, and unfortunately the guy that was most helpful, persistent, and that I liked, was also the most expensive. 

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