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the Ridge: week 20

After a well-deserved christmas break, a skeleton carpentry crew is back at work, while the insulators continue filling in the wall cavities with blown-in cellulose. Blowing in cellulose Recycling spilled cellulose Clear cedar siding on the back

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the Ridge: week 18/19

The week before last (week 18), ‘Quality Interior Kontracting’ started to install blown-in cellulose. This insulation, made from recycled paper, is blown ‘wet’ into the wall cavities – filling all nooks and crannies. Then it will have some time to dry … Continue reading

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the Ridge: week 17

Yahoo!, the roof is on!! In the meantime, the electrician is busy wiring; the mechanical ducting is largely installed, including the HRV, the air to air heat exchanger and the electrical furnace; all plumbing is roughed in and the carpenters … Continue reading

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the Ridge: week 12

Sorry folks, I’ve been off the map for a little while and neglecting to post new pictures of the house construction in progress… Just been so busy! All roofs have peel & stick on and are waterproof! The view from the … Continue reading

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the Ridge: week 11

Autumn is really upon us now –  it has been raining for a week straight – and the crew continues work on the roof. Garage & bed room wings covered with T&G, insulation, strapping & plywood. Garage has peel & stick, … Continue reading

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the Ridge: week 10

The race is on now to get the roof on before winter sets in … Chris hands a board up to Shawn. Note the stack of pre-stained T&G inside. White washed pine (pre-painted) against fir rafters. Early in the week, … Continue reading

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The Ridge: roof framing

Saturday the remaining roof rafters were installed. Here follows a selection of the 196 (!) pictures I snapped during raising. I thought of making a smaller selection, but these really show off the process of the raising and the details … Continue reading

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the Ridge: week 9

This week the crew put up the remaining bearing walls, installed the outrigger beams and the rafters of the garage. Stay tuned, today the rest of the roof rafters will be installed!

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the Ridge: materials

When the glue-lam beams for the deck needed to be installed a few weeks ago, Tom Thompson, the painter wanted to use Bona, an oil finish with chemical ingredients, but I wanted to use a more natural  finish. So we … Continue reading

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the Ridge: week 8

A lot of stuff happened again last week! See for yourself: North wall with beam pocket for 18′ outrigger. Bridge to lower deck. Lower deck. Lower deck, a couple of days later. Bridge to lower deck flying over rock ledge, … Continue reading

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