We built the third wall in two sections, as it is thirty feet long. This made it much easier to lift. Fortunately the rain stopped and it was a dry day. Perfect for wall framing. Not like when we did the front section.
Erik showed up to give us a hand. Erik figured it wouldn’t be that heavy and could lift the wall by hand, even though we had a wall jack . He figured wrong.
This section of the wall has two heights. Where the ceiling will be vaulted at the front and back, these walls are ten feet tall. In the middle where we will used the loft trusses , this ceiling is only eight feet tall.
The back part of the wall started at the eight foot section. Only the back four feet was ten feet tall. This back section needed to be notched for the 2×6 joists for the loft.
After Erik concluded a wall jack would be easier, we when ahead and set it up. We used a 16 foot long 2×4 with the wall jack to lift the wall. It was much easier to raise the wall with the wall jack.
Using the Wall Jack for Wall Framing
Now that we have three walls up, we were now really starting to get a sense for how the finished cabin will look.
I have to admit the ten foot walls look a little intimidating. Without any scaffolding or lifting equipment it is going to be fun lifting the roof trusses up there. Let alone putting them in place and securing them. That’s a story for another day!