26 Nov 2012 Kingsburg 2: framing
In many ways building a house is a straight forward process. All details pertaining to design, measurements, specs, and other essentials are contained in the plans. Things aren’t quite as simple however when the task is at hand. Carpentry requires a whole lot of problem solving and creativity.
Take dimensional lumber for example. A 2×4 seems like a fairly standard piece of lumber that anyone can get at a hardware store. However, on closer inspection you’ll notice that it may be bowed, it could wane, and almost always it is crowned. It’s this simple challenge of making all of those imperfect pieces of natural lumber come together in a square and plum frame that makes us love what we do.
Getting a week of clear sunny skies sweetens the pot.