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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Here are a couple of cropped pictures to hopefully make things clearer. The second one is tight on the area you describe. The vertical line is from where it's been sitting outside with another piece covering part but not all of it. It's a solid piece of wood. I should see if I can find a short cutoff piece to keep as a souvenir.

    And yes, there's a lot of adhesive going on everywhere. I can tell by all the empty tubes!
    Oh yes, that's obvious now. I'd wondered if there was a possibility that it was differential weathering, but thought the discontinuity of the knot argued against that. Of course, that doesn't explain the knots that appear elsewhere on the tops of the beams, which wouldn't be there if it was LVL.

    I used to enjoy snooping through construction sites before lock up, to see what material choices were made, and how it was put together.

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    Reading is hard, Torsten clearly was talking about the beams. I still haven't seen joists like those in the UK though.

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    How about some floor and walls?
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    They build the walls lying down then tip them up.
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    My wife will have a nice view from her bathtub...
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    And a couple of days later:
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    The pantry, at this point, was about three feet too small. It's one of two rooms I'm laying claim to. The kitchen will be part of the "great room", and as such, we need to minimize clutter. The pantry will have its own small sink, small fridge, much storage, and will be where the countertop appliances like the toaster and coffeemaker reside.
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    Oh, and here's something special just for Torsten.
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    I had to look up where Fort St. John, BC is. It's WAY north. But I bet Torsten's been there.

    Oh, and "APA" is the "Engineered Wood Association. Formerly the "American Plywood Association", formerly the "Douglas Fir Plywood Association".
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    Looking good Trebuchet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Oh, and here's something special just for Torsten.
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    I had to look up where Fort St. John, BC is. It's WAY north. But I bet Torsten's been there.
    LOL. As soon as I saw the big letters "LP" I knew the panels were made in our Peace River region. And yes, I've been to Fort St John a few times, as recently as last summer. I may even be doing some research work another 60 km north of there later this year.

    I agree with Backroad Astronomer, the project is looking good. You've been fortunate with the weather. It'll be great if you can get the roof on without seeing any rain.

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    Certainly is looking good - but I wonder how our termites would enjoy all that lovely plywood. I assume that it is all "treated" or is that not necessary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Torsten View Post
    LOL. As soon as I saw the big letters "LP" I knew the panels were made in our Peace River region. And yes, I've been to Fort St John a few times, as recently as last summer. I may even be doing some research work another 60 km north of there later this year.

    I agree with Backroad Astronomer, the project is looking good. You've been fortunate with the weather. It'll be great if you can get the roof on without seeing any rain.
    The roof sheathing was done over the past two days -- in the drizzle. More pics when I get around to it, we're getting close to caught up. It looks like a house now.

    Quote Originally Posted by ozduck View Post
    Certainly is looking good - but I wonder how our termites would enjoy all that lovely plywood. I assume that it is all "treated" or is that not necessary?
    I don't see any indication of treatment on those wall panels. The subfloor was a different type of OSB which does have some sort of treatment but the printing was much harder to read due to having been walked on.
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    It's so lovely! I look forward to seeing it in person when you have your housewarming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    It's so lovely! I look forward to seeing it in person when you have your housewarming.
    Oh, I hadn't even thought that far ahead! We should have one!

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    And trusses arrive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Oh, I hadn't even thought that far ahead! We should have one!
    I have because I have to figure out what I'm going to make for you!
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    Hey Treb, how's the weather holding out?

    Looks like you might have a bit of rain heading in.

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    The weather's been generally pretty good. We've had small amounts of drizzle but no heavy rain lately. The roof sheathing is all on now, I need to get the pictures caught up.
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