It was a rainy day when we framed in the last exterior wall. Just like the third wall we decided to raise it in two sections. A thirty foot wall in one section is just a little too unwieldy.
This time we had no helpers, but with the wall jack it was easy enough to lift the wall sections.
It is amazing though, how much heavier everything feels on a cold and wet day.
This is the South wall and there are more headers for doors and windows. All the headers have a sandwiched foam insulation between the lumber. This should help keep the cold out.
There is now a greater sense of urgency to get closed in before the weather really turns bad. Not looking forward to trying to do roofing in the snow and cold. We can now get a really good sense of the size of the cabin. It’s also easier to get a feel for whether the placement of the windows and door is going to work out when the cabin is complete.
Looking at the sizes for some of the windows, they do seem a little small. We have to really consider making changes. It is a lot easier to make the changes now at the framing stage, than when the walls are all complete and the interior and exterior finishing is done.
With this wall up, now all the exterior wall framing is done!