Clipped Gable Framing

The framing for the clipped gable is coming together.  Lots of custom cuts!

Framing for the clipped gable coming together

Framing for the clipped gable coming together

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Taking Shape

The firehouse is taking shape with the installation of the trusses
Just a few more trusses to install

Building the “clipped gable” is the next step.  Basically the peak of the roof is blunted at each end.

Trusses being installed on top of the walls

Trusses being installed on top of the walls

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Hold the vision, TRUSS the process

Well, the quote is really “Hold the vision, TRUST the process” but the photo clearly shows that the building of the trusses is coming along quite nicely.

Custom trusses being fabricated and stacked for installation

Custom trusses being fabricated and stacked for installation

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The Borg Cube

Fans of Star Trek will recognize a plywood version of the Borg ship!

Borg ship or fire house under construction?

Borg ship or fire house under construction?

Borg ship or fire house under construction?

Borg ship or fire house under construction?

No pre-fab roof trusses because of the unusual geometry and historical accuracy

No pre-fab roof trusses because of the unusual geometry and historical accuracy

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There’s a genie at work

Framing for the walls and interior appears to be complete.  Plywood sheets are being installed.

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Four Walls Plumb and Square

Progess - 4 walls

Progess – 4 walls

Dramatic skies highlight 4 sturdy walls

Dramatic skies highlight 4 sturdy walls

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A Solid Foundation and 3 Walls

While I was away on vacation what should appear?  A solid foundation and 3 walls.

It’s been a long road and I can clearly hear the hearts singing of the people who have dreamed of this for YEARS.  Well done!

Construction underway

Construction underway

A dream come true

A dream come true

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Signs of Activity!

Hooray!  There are signs of activity at the firehouse site.

Survey says...

Survey says…

Fencing surrounds the building site

Fencing surrounds the building site

beautiful black slate for the roof

Beautiful black slate for the roof

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Bring Some Brawn

While the firehouse location remains relatively unchanged, lots of progress has been made in the surrounding area.   Firehouse-1040076

Pictured below is the area to the north of the firehouse location.  This large, relatively flat area is surrounded by a new split rail fence with two arbors marking entry points.  While I don’t know the intended use, it seems like a perfect area for the display of historical artifacts that grow character with the weather.  You can also see the fresh concrete, asphalt and striping that was dirt and forms back in October.

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One final note for those who will soon be breaking ground…Bring some BRAWN!  While it’s not made out of granite, the dirt will repel a meager shovel.cropped-fireheader-6542.jpg

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Oct 7, 2014: Where has all the parking gone?

I had the bright idea to pick a couple of reference points to shoot from so that the photos would have a consistent view and angle as the project progressed.  Great idea except the parking space stripe and the sidewalk barrier that were my reference points are now GONE!  I will have to find something more permanent but I’m not sure what that is.  Heavy equipment is on site now.  Piles of dirt.  Asphalt torn out.  New concrete poured as well as forms for more concrete.

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