Originally Posted by oh'mike
Find a good architect/draftsman--Hire a framing carpenter to help---Keep your eyes open and learn.
Most tool and die men that I have known are quick to figure out the plans and methods--
However your training in making every thing absolutely perfect will have to be overcome--
You will be working with concrete--wood and other vegetables that we choose to build houses with--
Learn to accept the shortcomings and accepted tolerances--and you will be fine!--Mike--
Ha. LMFAO! It's like you know me : )
I am very picky to a fault but I am hoping to learn from that.
Maybe it is better to have high expectations and learn to come down from that than to have low expectations that are easily accomplished?
FWIW, I love framing walls in place as opposed to framing them on the floor than erecting them into place even though it takes a hair longer...and I also hate drywalling the opposite side of a crown stud wall. I do It! But, I've contemplated building a double studded wall to accomadate
I think the tolerance thing is an obstacle! I hate seeing wavy roof lines and studded walls. I also hate gaps in any kind of moulding which is so easily overlooked by so many but the "proud".
This venture I am undertaking feels huge and I hope to pull each and everyone of you along with me.
Maybe if any of you are here in Canada we can have a BBQ and beer weekend before the cottage goes up for sale?