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Flip Flop House: We’re Back!

After a long blog hiatus (we have been feverishly getting the Code Red House drawings & permits ready for the contractors to bid on), we are back to show you all the (incredible) progress that has been made on the Flip Flop House!

During our site visit on December 14th (2010), the builders were steadily working on the wood framing:

And they poured some concrete:

Get ready, because we have lots more to show you in the upcoming posts….

Flip Flop House: Second Floor Joists

We are finishing up the structure of the second floor this week.  Here are some photos for your viewing pleasure:

The view from the master bedroom:

View from the second floor:

If you are still looking for a Holiday gift for that special someone, might we suggest this lovely, genuine construction-site music box:

Next week – the roof!

Flip Flop House: Wood Framing & Concrete

On the site, they are putting up wood framing, and pouring more concrete.  And yes, that is quite exciting for us :)

The wood framing portion of the building process takes longer than the steel – but it will look more and more like a home as the floors, walls and ceilings get filled in!

The concrete guys are back to work pour some more walls for us.  Here is a concrete curb at the side entrance of the property:

The 6′-0″ site wall that separates the Flip Flop House from the Code Red House:

Every time concrete is poured, samples are taken by dipping these canisters into the concrete.  They are then sent to a lab to show the strength of the concrete mix in order to keep track of the quality of the concrete we use.  #stuffyoudidn’tknow

The wood framing is moving along:

The wood joists support the flooring, while the blocking minimizes flexing in the joists.

The Nelson Studs are threaded rods that are welded to the steel and connect the wood to the steel.  We describe these more in the post Flip Flop House:  Wood Framing Begins!

Here’s a closeup of the joists and blocking:

These metal “buckets” support the “PSLs” that are used throughout the floor, according to the structural plans.  “PSLs consists of long veneer strands laid in parallel formation and bonded together with an adhesive to form the finished structural section. This product is used for beam and header applications where high bending strength is needed.” (via the APA-The Engineered Wood Association)

To end this post, here are some (awesome) views from the 1st floor living room:

Happy November!