Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Stairwells, closets, SM Foam boards!

DAILY  LOG August 30, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
George, Fred, Bill, Brian, Jim, Aileen, Emily, Dorothy, Paul, DougP, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
Landings in the Stairwells completed. Framing around Walk-In Closet. Struts installed under Ledger
Boards. Continue installing SM Foam Boards on exterior of Building.

What Next?
Wednesday, August 31 – Continue installing SM Foam on truss gables and foundation.
Thursday, September 1 – Build forms for concrete pads and sills on Side Doors, and for Porch Stairs
Friday, September 2 – Pour concrete in pads and sills
Saturday, September 3 – Continue installing SM Foam, finish Side Door framing

Also during this period we will need to get the shingles installed on the roof, and Mike Vettese of
Gravenhurst Bay Cottage Services has volunteered to install the roof shingles for free and to supply
them at below cost.
Many thanks to Mike Vettese of Gravenhurst Bay Cottage Services
Many thanks to Jesse Campbell of Jesse Campbell Construction for volunteering his crew to install the
Roof Truss Systems.
Many thanks to Jody Johnson of K J Masonry for helping Jesse Campbell get the Roof Truss Systems
Many thanks to Home Building Center for supplying our wall framing materials.
Many thanks to Bob Chamberlain of Chamberlains Tim-Br-Mart for his interest in our build and his
attention to detail.
Many thanks to Clyde McDuff of Ready Mix Concrete for providing the concrete at cost, and for sending out Eddy and Trevor to deliver the concrete and help with the pour.
Many thanks to Brad Williams of Artistic Stone, and to Chuck and Eddy and Trevor for working a long
hard day to get the two basement floors finished.
Many thanks to SMS Rentals in Bracebridge for supplying us with 2 (two!) concrete finishers.
Many thanks to John Smith of Carpet One in Bracebridge for agreeing to donate the carpet.

Food and Drink
Many thanks to Oliver’s Coffee of Gravenhurst for providing us with their delicious coffee and muffins.
Many thanks to Ellen’s Southern Fried Chicken for providing us with a delicious lunch.
Be sure and call 644-3138 around 8:30 a.m. for a final head count.

For framing
For plumbing, electrical and HVAC rough-ins
For insulation and vapour barrier
For occupancy and final

My Thoughts
The framing of the Delta Muskoka Build is pretty well finished. What remains is finishing the area in the
Master Bedroom Walk-In Closet, the Stairs, and the Side Doors.
Anyone who has followed the Daily Log over the last month might have noticed certain names of
Volunteers appearing quite frequently. These wonderful Volunteers, who have come out for the framing
portion of the Build quite regularly, have actually congealed into a first rate framing crew – one of the
best I have ever had the privilege to work with. This crew is now good enough to actually work
professionally (that is, if these fine people were not all retired and had no interest at all in getting back
into the work force).
This is one of those great things about a Habitat for Humanity Build. When this crew of Volunteers first
started coming out to the Build, they were, for the most part, green. But they came to learn, and learn
they did, and now they are all pretty competent framers.
So, who wants to learn about building a house? Well, come on down to the Delta Muskoka Build Site!

Mike O'Grady
Construction Project Manager
1964 Muskoka Beach Road
RR 1 Gravenhurst ON P1P 1R1
705-646-0106 Ext 204
mike @ habitatmuskoka.com www.habitatmuskoka.com

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