Haus upon the Hill....

This is where we started on this project .
The story I got from the neighbors was
that this was set on the foundation with
an undersized crane which swung out
of control and dropped the structure
onto it with a crash, resulting in tweaks
to the framing that we had to fur-out
with a great many tapered custom fit
shims. Thus was the interior drywall
made to fit plumb and not skewed.
Sig Kaufman,
Bob Ahgupuk.

Near the end of our phase on this
project. We accept no responsibility
for what came after, interior finish
and the like.

Sig Kaufman in demo operations.

Looone at stairwell, upper floor

Mad Looone Framing and Roofing's
Illustrious Leader, Sadi Synn.
Two brand new Craftsman saws, by Skil.

Sig making room to work on the stairwell.

Not the trickiest stairs we've ever had,
But more annoying than most. Blame the
architect, let the framer engineer the thing.

By the way, a framer is a really learned fellow
or gal, not just a size 2 hat with big muscles.

If ye cannot fit things well and quick, and climb
with great agility, ye are no framer.

I tire of the lousy esteem afforded today's framers.

Don't argue. Just get lost and become extinct.

The roof overhead was mere 2x8, upon
which a glu-lam was set for the ridge of
the addition. No account was made for the
fact that this roof had to be opened, and
that the 2x8 rafter was not enough to
support the beam in the first place.

So we cut the lam-beam short and added
a post, cut the rafters and fitted valleys
to the cheek cuts after running a short
beam across the gap to set on another
post carried by a floor beam.

To the right, valley jack rafters in, and a hint
of the wall that held the original rafters.

You may have seen the Anchorage Daily News story on this place, 15 to 20 years ago.
 It ain't accurate. Not their fault, as far as I can tell. Mine, for existing! Thanx, Sallye!

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