Like I said in Facebook, I don’t miss the 8-5 job and I actually don’t even know what day it is when I’m here, nor what time it is. Life right now just isn’t like that.
There’s an existing post and beam structure on the site with a ‘board on board’ roof. A few minor leaks but nothing that can’t be fixed. There is no exterior walls all around this structure. Just temporary plastic and tarps to keep out the driving rain.
I think it might be done raining so I started on the west wall. Got up really early and relocated some existing boards that were on the ground. They were filled with nails so it took some time taking all of those out. I don’t want to step on a rusty nail.
After that I decided to start framing up the exterior walls (everything is in metric)….my studs are 100mm x 50mm. I asked the guy at the lumber place what they space their studs at on center here in Northern Europe. He said they use the width of the insulation. LOL. So i found some insulation that is 565 mm wide. Soooooo….I guess that’s how far apart the studs will be. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The only power tool I have available to me is a little, rechargeable electric drill. I have to use a really shitty wood saw to cut the studs to length. 😦 My little right arm is pretty sore right now and it takes *FOREVER*…
crazy…stud spacing based on insulation width. LOL
(To be fair, the guy didn’t speak English and I don’t speak Estonian…but that’s kind of what we figured out together, through a lot of drawing simple pictures and pointing around the room with our hands) LOL
Anyway, here are a couple of videos…don’t laugh, i’m an architect, not a contractor!!!