Ecological Creations pulled down part
of the second floor of their shop.
We took the flooring, joists, and other
lumber for the Green Building Adventure.
Here, Seth cuts a steel plate
that will be used to support
our second floor.
Sheathing is the wood that goes on the outside
of the studs. Modern construction
uses plywood or particle board.
Before plywood, people used diagonal sheathing.
This is where you take thin boards and attach
them at 45 degree angles. It makes
the structure very, very sturdy.
We're using the wood from Mr. Heffner's
barn as sheathing.
Dave checks the squareness of the first
wall for the second floor.
We didn't have enough barnwood
for all the sheathing,
so this wall has particle board to make it sturdy.
It will be hidden by our storage shelves
so folks won't see the ugly boards.
The roof goes on!
We're using heavy guage industrial metal
as the roof. This way it will
be sturdy enough to support
a garden and folks walking
up there. The metal is mismatched
scrap left over from various jobs
from a local builder.