August 23. I have begun framing the south gable end wall. I am using 2x4's instead of 2x6's here. The rafters are strong enough alone to hold up the roof and 2x4's are easier to work with on the second story. I notch the top end of each stud to fit under the end rafters. This is tedious and time consuming but it will make a sturdier wall. I will probably cut off the flying ridge at the top of the wall. No time to put an overhang on the ends of the building:
August 24. South gable end wall framed, with window:
August 25. South wall almost sheathed. I stopped to work on the roof before it got too hot:
Next: The Roof.