Building a new house in Palo Alto

Building a new house in Palo Alto

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Cirque du Soleil Construction Style (Framing, Part 2)

What's up, you ask? Our second floor! Building a second story involves many of the same steps as the first floor except the work is performed 10 to 20 feet high up in the air. Throw in a 26 foot, 3000 pound beam and you've got the makings of a hair raising, awe-inspiring production. I've spent the last couple of weeks with my neck craned watching the crew in wonder with Aretha Franklin singing background in my head. Not only are their acrobatics impressive (real pros don't use scaffoldings) but their work ethic throughout one of the hottest Octobers in Bay Area history has been extraordinary. 

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Find out what it means to me...

How many men does it take to set a 26 foot, 3000 pound, steel & wood beam? You're looking at them.



 Even McKayla would be impressed.

It's called a lumber 'drop' because it literally falls off the truck. Guess where it has to go next.
How did you spend your Saturday?
Detailing the second story subfloor (in 100 degree heat).
Wrapping up the second floor. These guys are my heroes.
The Three Stooges of the construction site. Whoever coined the term 'working like a dog' didn't have one.

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