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Quonset Loft House End Wall Attachment

Here's a quick rundown of how we did the final bracing at the top of the arched header, at the big window wall. If you are new to the blog, this is the third in a series on the framing of our house; you can read part 1 on interior framing here and part 2 on the big...

Quonset Loft House Window Wall Framing

It's one thing to draw something up, even something that takes a lot of thought, and hand it over to a General Contractor to build; it's quite another to design something complicated and intricate and have to figure out every single part of it because you're building...

Quonset Loft House Interior Framing

The Loft House is no longer a big empty shell! Our framing crew has been on the scene, and really transformed things. Here's how it looked before they started. Bare bones ICF walls with the Quonset roof overhead. The Epic Massive Beam The first thing was to tackle the...

Quonset Workshop End Wall and Hangar Door

Quonset Workshop Design Evolution Like the HQ Hut, this building went through a big of design evolution as we put it together. The ideas just kept flowing and we went for it! The original plan for both of our first two huts was to put in a regular garage door for...