Cheops’ Law: Nothing ever gets built on schedule or in budget

Cheops (or Khufu in Egyptian) was the pharaoh of Egypt from 2650BC to 2630BC, and was the builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza.

Studio V knows this for a fact, and put in two full days of work over this weekend in order to close the gap on the schedule. As of friday, we were due to have all the walls framed and up. We got caught up for the most part, and are only a few hours behind where we need to be. On Saturday, the crew was able to finish putting on all of the decking and blocking for the dogtrot. Sunday, we were able to put up 6 of our 12 walls. For Monday, we will continue to frame and finish the 2 remaining kitchen walls, and all 4 walls of the cooler. Then we will start to sheath the bare frames with plywood.

a peak at our progress showing our framed walls and the blocked and braced area that will be the dogtrot porch.

a peak at our progress showing our framed walls and the blocked and braced area that will be the dogtrot.

I can tell the crew really got motivated when we all saw the walls go up. It was a huge boost to morale to see our design really start to come to life. With the decking, a lot of prep work was necessary to get to a point where we could start to go faster. One of the biggest things we had to sort out was straightening and squaring the bowed trailer chassis from side to side. As we finish framing the walls, we plan to get Sangaree Homes specialist back out in order to straighten, level and square the chassis in the up and down orientation.

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