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Interior framing | Part 1

Hey everyone, welcome back to the Marshall Remodel, the MADD County Build series! Today marks Episode 21 of our inside framing journey, and trust me, there's a lot to cover. I've been itching to dive into this phase, and although juggling work and these videos can be a bit of a challenge, I'm pumped about the progress we're making indoors. So, let's jump right into the first part of our internal framing adventure, focusing on prepping the bonus room in the garage.

boards ready to be used

Yesterday, all the framing for the house arrived, and I wasted no time getting it all laid out. Among the haul were these adjustable posts, ranging from 8 to 9 feet tall. I've opted to reinforce them with saddle plates at the joining points for added stability. Safety is key, especially when working solo like I am. If I were on a client's job, I'd definitely have a crew, but since it's just me, I'll be showing you how to handle this safely and efficiently.

Now, maneuvering these 28-foot-long pieces solo is no walk in the park, but I've developed a system that works for me. It involves lots of straps and careful planning. The goal is to get everything bolted securely and lined up perfectly. Centering these posts between the garage doors is crucial, ensuring ample space for vehicles to maneuver.

mr post frame marking the beams

Once the posts are set, it's onto cutting and hoisting up the LVLs (Laminated Veneer Lumber). I've chosen to overlap them to minimize joints and maximize strength. It's a bit more work, but I believe in the long run, it'll pay off.

After securing the posts and LVLs, it's time to tackle the ceiling joists. Cutting these 28-footers in half may seem daunting, but with the right tools and patience, it's manageable. My trusty steel saw gets the job done smoothly.

With the joists in place, the garage already feels transformed. Sure, there's still work to be done, especially concerning those pesky truss webs, but rest assured, I've got a plan to address those without compromising structural integrity.

As I wrap up for the day, I want to extend a huge thank you to all 20,000 of you amazing subscribers! Your support means the world to me. And to show my appreciation, it's giveaway time! Drop a comment below with your suggestions for the giveaway prize, and make sure you're subscribed for a chance to win.

That's it for today, folks. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram for daily updates, and until next time, stay tuned for more progress on the Marshall Remodel!

mr and mrs post frame

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