Tag: Framing

  • “Topping Out” Celebration of the Alley House

    The framing of the Alley House is completed! A “Topping Out” celebration was held on Monday, December 19th. Originally a Scandinavian tradition, the practice of “topping out” a new building can be traced to the ancient rite of placing a tree atop a new building to appease the tree-dwelling spirits displaced in its construction. An […]

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  • Framing Begins on the Alley House

    The Alley House uses a system of framing known as advance framing. This is a building technique used to optimize material usage by using 2×6 at 24” on center, compared to traditional framing of 2x4s at 16” on center. This makes better use of typical sheathing sizes resulting in less waste and labor. This larger […]

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