It’s been a pretty interesting last few weeks. A Facebook post I made months ago about my framing problems suddenly went viral and was shared over 24,000 times. I received hundreds of messages from around the world and picked up a little over 8,000 new followers on Instagram overnight. Most of the feedback has been from industry professionals and it has been sympathetic, funny, kind, and very insightful. I’m seriously overwhelmed by it all and I promise I will respond to every message.

I’ve had a lot of questions about where the project is at now and I wanted to provide a quick update. First, all of the defective framing created by original GC was demolished and I began reframing with a new contractor. See my previous posts for details. The reframing is going really well, and the quality of work is drastically better this time around. The cuts are tight, fasteners are correct, and the plans are being followed to the letter. As of today, we just need to finish some roof details, build a couple interior walls, cut out the windows, and take care of a few other odds and ends. Should be done in two or three weeks.

AK House Project update

I’m glad my initial framing disaster has been so instructive. To all the new folks following along: welcome! I’ll keep posting about that situation to the extent that I think it’s helpful, but I hope this account becomes about much more than memorializing a disaster. There’s a lot of exciting stuff in the homebuilding process that I’m looking forward to sharing. Stay tuned.

Posted December 21, 2020.

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