Monday, October 12, 2009

Posts and Beams are Pretty Things

After much coaxing, the house is standing on its own at last!  The original little house is now being supported by the perimeter walls and that huge beam you see bisecting the top of the space.  The beam had to be wrestled up into place on a Genie scissoring boom lift and then each floor joist had had to be individually cut and hung from it.  That beam will be the start of a box-beam ceiling web throughout the first floor and the 8x8 posts supporting it will become architectural features as well, framing the end of the kitchen peninsula. 

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