THE FERAL TURTLE

THE FERAL TURTLE

Monday, October 3, 2011

Dormers For The Old Girl Part 2

If you missed Dormers For The Old Girl Part 1 click here

We continue on our renovation.  Today we will build our floor.  We needed to beef up our dormer floor as the old joists were not strong enough to have a living space on them.  We used 2x10s which worked out really well.  These were anchored to the beam using joist hangers as seen in picture and sistered to the 2x6 joists that were already there.  On the side not visible, we seated  the 2x10s on top of the sill plate.  These babies are strong.


The sub floor goes on.  We used tongue and groove 3/4" OSB.
We prefabbed the front wall in the garage and hauled it over on a wagon pulled by our Craftsman lawn mower.  Unfortunately I didn't take pics.  I hope I will remember to take them on dormer 2.  Hubby went to the peak of the roof with a rope tied around the front wall and pulled it up while I lifted it over any obstacles.  He lowered it to the sub floor of the dormer and we put it in place.  We braced it up for the night as this was the end of the day.


Starting to look like something.  I will definitely appreciate the view.  So exciting!
Click here to see part 3. 
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1 comment:

  1. Looks like it will be a beautiful transformation when it is done! I have been through major reconstruction on my house.. and it took us the better part of two years for a total transformation but it is awesome now! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!
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