Simple Mortgage Free Cabin Build Pt 3: Wall Framing And T1-11 Installation

it's a little chilly at the job 
site today so we're going to have   a campfire going all day so we got 
some place to come over and warm up all right so the front wall is complete   so you can see we got the door on the 
left obviously big window on the right   so that's what the front of the cabin will look 
like now we're going to head back and do the back   walls the back walls are just a window centered in 
each room so those should be pretty easy to frame   and then um it's 1 30 right now we'll see if we 
get a start on one of these side walls or not all right so this is what we got uh done so far 
here so that's the door window we're heading to   the back um back wall here so you can see it's 
just a window centered on each of those two thank rooms oh my is okay so you can see where we did our 16 inches 
on center framing here now i'm framing in the   window and that's the bottom of the wall um 
because we're going to stand it up this way   obviously right now i'm putting jacks you 
can see how those go those go right here   next to the king studs this here is the 
header which is two by sixes which will sit like so and then we'll have 
our cripples here and those   cripples transfer the weight down to 
the header which acts as a bridge over   your window so that transfers the 
weight back over here to your studs so as you can see we're framing in a 36 inch 
by 36 inch opening here so we're right at 36 so   my dad's cutting the studs and i'll go 
here to make our uh our opening here so foreign look good pretty close gonna 
come in just a little bit i think a lot of crooked let me start my nail first sierra's cooking us up some lunch for lunch today we're having some johnsonvilles all right so we're getting ready 
to start on the side wall here   and we're doing this in two 16 foot sections   what's nice about grid paper um well you know 
this is two scale so each box represents a foot   so i know exactly where this window is gonna fall 
on this wall here so it looks like one two three   four five six seven eight nine ten ten feet in 
on the wall is the start of the four foot window   so it's just nice having having 
a plan like this to go off of okay no i think you're good come back 
over here and tap this corner out all right i'll get it you just get that one 
in and then i'll i'll level it up morning i think it's good right there okay well how's that that's perfect okay so this three stud corner here you can see 
that allows us to uh we have something to nail to   here for our inside sheeting on this wall but then 
that gives us this lip to nail our or whatever we   decide to do on the inside sheetrock or wood 
that way so plus it makes a good strong corner snow goggles while i'm working all right here's what we got so far 
we started that sidewall but obviously   it's snowing pretty hard so we're calling it a 
day but pretty happy with what we got done today what do you think skeeter 
what's up with the snow huh so we're laying out our 16 inches 
on center here for the sidewall   so we have our tape hooked to this wall the 
outside of this wall because we have to account   for this three and a half inches because our 
sheeting will start you know from here over so   if we went 16 inches and just butt it up from here 
then we'd be off so um from the outside of this   wall you know we mark 15 and a quarter and then 
put our x on this side that way our stud lands   in the middle on the 16 inches and you always 
go you know by 16 inches um 16 inch intervals   because that comes out to four feet which is 
how wide your sheetrock usually is we're using   t111 for the siding um so that four foot will put 
us dead center on a stud so when the end of our   uh feet or the end of one of our sheets will 
end right here in the middle and the start of   our next one will end right in the middle 
that way that ties to the stud which is   tied to everything else so everything ties 
together so that's why 16 on center is so important so we're flying on this wall here it 
goes quick when you don't have a window for a   while because you're just getting big sections 
of walls walls down and they're all just 16 on   center so it's pretty straightforward this 
window here is a little bit different size   the windows in the bedroom are three foot by three 
foot this one's gonna be centered on the sink so   it's three foot wide by only two foot tall though 
because otherwise this would be hanging below the   counter top so just a three foot by two foot 
wide window and then once we get this one done   right about where my dad's standing 
there is going to be the bathroom window   and that's a two foot by two foot window 
and then we'll have all four walls done man   then i'll give you guys a walk-through tour of 
where everything will be so it'll all make sense   and show you and then i'll show you guys how 
we tied everything together and all that too all right so here we are i'm on the corner 
of the cabin here you can see that's perfect   this way and then this way whoops is also perfect so we're 
dead center level both directions   um but if we weren't you know we had to pull this 
a little bit but that's what this brace is for   here not only does it hold the wall up you 
can also kind of adjust your wall that way   so my dad holds the level you know on the on 
the wall here and lets me know if i need to   if i need to pull this or push the wall out 
or whatever you can kind of move it with these   and then once we get it perfect when he says 
all right it's perfect then we nail it off   and that holds it you know so that way it doesn't 
it can't flop as much and it's sitting level   right now but we're getting ready to tie um this 
last section of wall in here so all of our other   walls are all up right now you can see so that's 
the last section over there and um so i'm just   going around and double checking making 100 sure 
that all of our corners are level both ways um   that because once we tie in this last wall it's 
going to be pretty it's going to be a little bit   more challenging to try to level level the walls 
off so so far we're perfect in every corner so   we're getting ready to frame up this last wall 
and we'll have all the walls up in the cabin time come here ski come come 1988 here's the last wall going 
up on the cabin here ready stand on that end huh almost almost like we measured in stuff one more tip another light tap down there there you go another one right there let's verify before i know it all the way in 
doesn't get too much better than that doesn't it so so that's what we read all the way around all 
four walls all corners so we're perfect we got   a level floor and we got level walls now so we're 
going to start shooting and stiffen all this up um you can nail your top plate on while you're 
framing on the floor that'd be easier and then you   wouldn't have to be up on a ladder doing it but 
i i wasn't i don't think i'm good enough yet to   i don't know to leave it long so the walls can 
tie in and stuff so i just said i'll do it after   but you can certainly do it on the ground if you 
want okay so we left this top plate um three and   a half inches short um i don't know if you can see 
that or not but that allows us to slide this one   in now to continue with this wall which ties these 
two together at the top which makes it strong all right so we got all four walls stood up here so just to give you guys uh kind of an idea of how   it'll be laid out this will 
be the living room area here this back corner is a bedroom a 10 foot by 
12 foot bedroom this is a smaller bedroom   right in here next to this is the bathroom 
so there's the bathroom window and then the   kitchen will be in here and this 
window is centered over the sink and then of course the loft will be in the 
back up here 12 foot out from the back wall there for this job such a level this way yeah all right here's the first wall 
complete with the t-111 siding   our wall is perfectly level we still got to cut 
out the windows on this wall of course and this   will get an oil-based stain just a clear coat but 
we like the we like the look of this looks nice   i feel like you accomplished something when you 
get the siding on and then we'll have black trim   around all windows and doors so i think it'll look 
pretty nice so one wall is done with the siding it's nice i keep going around putting a level   you know in different spots all the 
time and everything's perfectly level so what i'll do is i'll take a 
sawzall and cut the windows out and as far as tyvek goes underneath this you know 
like house wrap there's mixed you know people say   oh you know you should do it or oh you don't need 
to with this t-111 uh my grandpa used t-111 over   45 years ago on his cabin and there's no signs of 
rot on the studs at all and you know like i said   he didn't put it on there so i'm gonna go buy that 
i see a lot of people that don't put it on so i   don't think it's necessary plus with the overhang 
we're gonna have on our roof this thing will never   see rain anyways so i'm pretty confident that 
it'll be just fine without the tyvek hose wrap door so you can see we nailed the board here flush 
with this beam and where the rim joists meet here   so that we're actually nailing into the rim joist 
here which will tie the rim joists to the studs so   anything we can do to tie everything in 
to makes make it stronger the better so   that's why we're doing that a lot of people 
don't do that but it only makes it stronger all right guys we're getting a little bit of 
a drizzle here um but the walls are all up   and the wall sheeting's all done so this is 
what the front of the cabin will look like   we have the door and the window cut out in the 
front of course we'll cut the other ones out later   but this gives you an idea of what it'll look 
like so this is going to be the end of this video   but we are going to start on the roof here once 
this weather clears up so stay tuned for part four

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