Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Coming along nicely

They've completed framing and are installing the OSB (oriented strandboard). It's such a difference to actually walk through the house with walls up as opposed to seeing the plans on paper. Some rooms we feared would be too small were just fine, while other areas seem surprisingly small compared to what we envisioned. I can't wait until the drywall is installed so we can get a true feel of the size - once the sheetrock is in place, the rooms will actually seem larger than with just the bare studs. Seems counter-intuitive, doesn't it?

Even though we've done this before, I'm still learning things. In this house, I noticed that the builder was using OSB on some of the interior walls. I'd never seen this before; apparently it gives non-load bearing walls more strength. A few pics below...

Front elevation:

Side elevation:
The kitchen (or where it will be):

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