Framing, Siding, And A Treat

Hey everybody! I told Ryan to take a bunch of pictures today. And he did. And now I’m realizing that pictures of framing are not all that exciting. But alas, enjoy…

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We’ve been trying to figuring out the siding situation. Although it would be AMAZING to get our hands on some beautiful, old barn imageswood, it is hard to know when this might happen, what it might cost, and how intricate a process installation might be. So, we have turned our attention to a product imagescalled T1-11. This product comes in a plywood or oriented standard board (OSB) option. If money allows, we would go with the more expensive plywood version due to its durability and ability to be stained.

Our day ended with a knock at the front door. It was two neighbors that we recently met in passing. They baked us a cake. A cake? A cake. Yes, we do live a pretty dreamy life. Thank you neighbors!!! (I know you told us your names, but in all honestly all we could focus on was the made from scratch lemon cake staring at us from atop its cake stand) Good night all.



3 thoughts on “Framing, Siding, And A Treat

  1. Cool blog – getting some much needed tips for some newbies in Texas! Just a noob question, as we are interested in purchasing a few 40 ft, 20 ft and modifying them to rent out. How are the studs or frames “bolted?” Seeing that the containers have a “wave” wall, how do these frames get secured/attached/bolted to the walls?
    As well, I will be bookmarking your site to get some more tips.

    Thx guys.

    1. The top of the inside walls have square beams. We used TECH-screws (they are supposed to self-tap through wood and metal… but you have to pre-drill the wood 2 make them worth your while) to screw 2x4s to the square beams all the way along the top square beam. We then attached ANOTHER 2×4 flat to the bottom of the one we screwed into the square beam. Then we screwed a 2×4 flat to the floor against the wall and framed in between these flat 2×4’s for a top and bottom plate. We flat-framed our walls so that the 2x4s wouldn’t cause a thermal bridge as we are blowing in closed-cell foam insulation behind them. Hope this makes sense… check out the images of our framing in previous posts to get a better idea of how we did it. GOOD LUCK!

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