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Old 05-20-2010, 05:56 PM   #1021
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thank you that was perfect, and you gettin quik with camera and computer

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Old 05-20-2010, 05:58 PM   #1022
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the wall that is not layed in regular horizontal runs but looks random, the one on second story. that wall to me would not allow rows of paper but just an initial wall covering. or am i extra dense tonite
Do you mean laying a row of paper between the rows of shingles themselves?

All the walls here just have the initial wall covering as you suggest. That's all you need.

In other words, I cover the whole wall with 15 lb roofing felt first, then shake away the day.
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Here is the froe I used to split the shakes...now many years ago.

The blade is about 13" long and the handle about 36". Originally, I had a wood handle, which I believe to be traditional.

Some of the cedar shake blocks I had were pretty big, and I went through several wood handles trying to break the shakes out.

Finally, I tried this piece of stainless steel pipe. It just happened to be a good snug fit into the head of the froe. In fact, I had to pound the dickens out of it to get it to seat all the way. The evidence is still there.
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Old 05-20-2010, 06:04 PM   #1024
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thank you that was perfect, and you gettin quik with camera and computer
Camera's I have been around awhile...computer's not so much.
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:13 PM   #1025
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i envy you your materials even knowing how hard they are to come by. every piece of wood in your pictures is exquisite be it 2x or shakes. I bet your house smells great
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No need to be envious Tim. All you have to do is to think of all the different kinds of wood in your area...you know, the ones I can't get!
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Once again, I apologize for the house pics being in no particular order. Maybe I will take all the pics out of the albums and see if I can get some semblance of order to them...that's only a thought. I still may not be able to figure them all out.

Regardless of that, this is a shot looking up the back steps to the kitchen door entrance. Some of the first floor framing is in place, but since there are no dates on any of these pictures, I don't remember when it was.
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The only reason I picked this one next is because it is in the same area, just later on.
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I'm going to guess this was taken the same day as the last pic. The stairwell, which is that round tower, was framed with random (but fairly long) 2 x 6's on one foot centres.

I don't know if we will see any of the connections to succeeding 2 x 6's, but what I did was to attach one right on top of the other, with typically about a 4' scab on one, or sometimes both sides.

The outside sheathing is two layers of 3/8" wood. Sometimes yellow cedar, sometimes fir. I don't think anything else found its' way on there.
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This one is looking across the living room/kitchen area out toward the breakfast nook.

The beam you see there is a 4 x 2 x 12 and is intended to be one of three such beams whose purpose is to keep the master bedroom from falling into the basement. It's working so far...and I have had some horrendous weights upstairs from time to time.

I have stored several tons of wood at a time up there in order to dry it out.
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Can't recall if I told you about the post holding that beam up or not.

We were sitting yakking on the back deck one afternoon with a friend from the other side of the island.

She asked what was that big log way over on the far side of the bay.

Of course, I didn't know...since it must have just floated in. I took a peek with the binoculars, and as it was end on to us all I could see was half a log sticking up out of the water. But it was a pretty fair size, so I thought I should investigate.

Hopped in the rowboat with a log dog and hammer and off I went.

It turned out to be a 27" x 24' long Sitka Spruce, almost certainly a first growth tree, somewhat over 300 years old. Lovely tight grain and straight as an arrow...typical old growth Sitka traits.

It was a long, hard row back with that log in tow, but eventually I made it.

All the main floor posts are from this log, as well as much other wood, all of it gorgeous.
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I should have done this one first...there is no beam up yet.

I kept a bucket on top of the posts in order to make sure no rain got at the end grain. Then when the beams were up I tried to keep them tarped if it was going to get wet.

The low pony wall in front is what delineates the solarium.

I'm hoping those weeds in front are growing outside the house.
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Now part of the front wall appears to be in frame. And there's the tarp on the beam.
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It appears that the first flight of stairs was in, enabling me to take a pic looking down on the front wall.
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The solarium area. Because the land (read bedrock here) slopes up somewhat, the stepped concrete footing starts protruding above the floor area.

It may be worth noting that the design called for the triple 2 x 6 studs, which were used as the window dividers, to follow in a single line right up to the roof. This way, the weight transfer is excellent right from the roof down.
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