The return of Artur, and the south wall rises

 

Artur, who was the lead carpenter on the Greenest Garage in Chicago, is back on the project of building the main house. 

Artur- looking a little colder than he did last summer

The south wall of the building will be mostly steel and glass.  To provide a nailer for the beam covering and for the mounting plates we re-used some of the 100-year old lumber.  It turned out to work even better than modern lumber because of its thicker dimensions, and fit into the beam almost perfectly.

the 100 year old lumber inside the south side of the I-beam

another vantage point

 

The south wall as viewed from the East

The South wall as viewed from the West

 

the West end of the house, framed by the roof top deck of the garage

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