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Post Frame Garage Framing

Hey everyone, welcome back to the latest update on my garage project. Things are really coming together, and I'm excited to share the progress with you.

Yesterday was a productive day, as we managed to put up the second truss. After getting the house wrap in place the night before, we were all set to continue our work. We installed the truss and put up a section of purlins, all pre-drilled and ready for action.

Now, you might be wondering what the plan is for the steel. Well, I'll explain the reasoning behind it once we get to that phase.

A picture of the house without the garage finished

After a hard day's work, we're back for more action. Today, our goal is to finish framing the last garage door. I want to ensure that the inside of these posts perfectly matches the rough opening for my door, which will make attaching the trim later much more straightforward. Getting the dimensions just right is crucial, and it's a handy little trick that simplifies the process.

We also have two trusses left to put up. With one of the doors framed up, we'll set the last trust and then get our final header across the top. To tackle the challenge of setting the trust in place, we'll have to reach over the wall and use a boom to lift it. It's all part of the plan, and I'm feeling confident that it will work out.

Moving forward, we've got a lot on the agenda. Once we finish these two trusses, we'll complete the purlins, get all our fascia boards in place, install internal Gertz, and finalize the bottom green board. Once that's done, we'll be ready to frame the windows on the garage and wrap it up. So there's a lot to look forward to in the coming days.

Friday has arrived, and I want to apologize for not documenting more of the process this week. We had some challenging weather with rain and strong winds, which made it a bit tricky to film. However, the good news is that we managed to get the garage roof installed despite the conditions. A lot of the work I did was similar to what I've shown you before on the house.

A inside picture of the garage almost finished

My dad has been a tremendous help this week, even though I didn't ask him to come. He just showed up and offered his assistance. That's what dads do, right? He's been a blessing, and I'm grateful for the support.

The garage is coming together nicely. We've been dealing with some obstacles, but we're determined to keep pushing forward. I'm excited about the progress, and I hope the weather will cooperate as we move into the next phase of this project.

Alright, we've reached the final stretch of the garage episode. Today was a busy day, and I'm stoked with the progress we made.

We've got most of the rock delivered, which we'll use to fill in the area and bring everything up to grade. This is a critical step before we can proceed with insulation and in-floor heating, so I'm thrilled to have it here.

A picture with all the siding wrapped around the house and garage

I also blocked in the rest of the garage windows today and installed all the windows except for those two up there. Figuring out how to wrap that section during 20 mph winds will be an interesting challenge. Still, I'm confident we'll find a solution.

Another highlight of the day was Travis Shivers, a fantastic guy who previously helped me when I began framing the house. He generously lent a hand today and made a significant difference in our progress.

So, that's a wrap for the garage episode – well, almost. I still need to install the garage doors, but that will have to wait until after the concrete work. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to make headway on this project. Your support and interest keep me motivated to share my journey.

If you have any questions or need further clarification, don't hesitate to comment. I'm here to assist, and if there are recurring questions, I'll consider creating more in-depth posts.

Thank you for joining me on this adventure, and stay tuned for more insights in the MAD County Build Series!


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