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Interior Framing | Part 4 Main Floor Walls

Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog! Today, I wanted to give you a glimpse into what I've been up to with the latest project around the house. You see, I've been busy with the framing, and let me tell you, it's been quite the adventure.

So, picture this: I've got all these interior posts and headers lined up, and there's this wall at the back of the kitchen that's just waiting to be built. Over on the other side is what I like to call the master suite. Now, before I dive into the details, let me share a little about my process.

the bottom plate laying on the ground

One thing I always like to do is lay out my bottom plates everywhere a wall's going to be. It helps me visualize the layout and spot any potential issues early on. And let me tell you, it's a design I'm proud of because it lets me really get a feel for the space.

With the planning done, it was time to start building those walls. Today's task?

Starting with the wall in the bedroom. But before I could dive into that, I had to address some structural concerns. You see, those floor joists were spanning a bit too far, so I decided to add some headers to provide extra support.

Once I had everything measured out and marked up, it was time to get to work. From laying out the boards to ensuring everything was squared up, every step was crucial to ensuring a solid foundation for the rest of the project.

And let me tell you, lifting those walls into place wasn't a walk in the park. Sometimes you've got to tackle it in sections, especially when dealing with heavy materials. But with a bit of finesse and some careful maneuvering, we got it done.

the framing of the downstairs

Now, when it comes to framing, attention to detail is key. From ensuring the crown of the boards is facing the right way to bracing door openings, every little step matters. And trust me, those small details make all the difference in the long run.

With the walls in place, it was time to secure everything down. I opted for some concrete anchors to keep everything nice and sturdy. After all, you don't want any surprises down the line, especially with door openings.

As the day progressed, so did the progress on the project. From framing closets to locking everything in place, it was a whirlwind of activity. But seeing it all come together, piece by piece, was incredibly rewarding.

And with the downstairs framing complete, it was time to give you all a little tour.

From the office to the bedroom and the bathroom, every space is taking shape beautifully. And let me tell you, I couldn't be happier with how it's all turning out.

framing all complete

But the work doesn't stop here. There's still plenty to be done, from installing showers to laying down floor joists. And of course, I'll be sure to keep you all updated every step of the way.

So, if there's anything specific you'd like to see or learn more about, don't hesitate to drop me a comment. After all, this blog is as much about sharing my journey as it is about learning and growing together.

Thanks for tuning in, and until next time, happy building!

mr and mrs post frame

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