13 October, 2015

Pool House Expansion Project, Day Eighteen - 13/10/15

Ok, here we go with Tuesday, The start of the workweek because of the Pan-American holiday on Monday.

Day Nineteen - 14 October, 2015

 Quicker than it seems possible, blocks are already being moved into position on the floor to be assembled into walls for our house.
Blocks Being Lined Up
A necessary part of the process is mapping out on the floor where everything will go. Since drawings, no matter how good, are only an approximation of reality, a big part of the mapping process is to make the approximation fit the reality of the physical space. Each measurement requires a bit of interpretation before the application. Case in point: Below, a few minutes are consumed to determine the exact location of the screen door.
Figuring Just Where the Screen Door Will Go
Here's the actual start of the walls. The first block has been laid and is being checked for level and square. Progress.
First Block Being Set
And, boom! Just like that, we have a real wall happening before our eyes. Actually, this took most of the day to get that far. But, still. It's real progress and it looks great.
Looing Nice and Even
It's becoming easier to imagine a house now. This is interesting for us at this stage. Each house we've built before, I built a model so we could get an idea of how it looked in three dimensions. This house has been different. We've only had two-dimensional drawings. Oh sure, the software provided a rather cheesy 3-D effect, but it required more work for little gain, so we ignored it. This will be the first chance we have to see if the design will look good in 3-D. Keep your fingers crossed!
One Can Imagine A House Now
Here's the second course beginning on the south inner wall. If you're confused by 'inner' and 'outer' walls, just wait. All will be revealed and made clear soon. In short 'outer' walls refer to the wall encompassing the walkway or veranda. 'Inner' walls refer to the walls comprising the actual rooms of the house itself - inside the veranda.
Second Course on Inner Wall
Here's the first blocks laid that start the inner walls. Just too much progress to keep track of all the time.
Start of Inner Wall
There's many more photos than appear in each posting. You can see all the photos of the construction project on Flickr at: There will be new photos added each day of the project.

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