After the floor joists and deck were on the building, we moved on to the second story walls.
All of the walls were prebuilt on the deck, and tilted up into position.
We had visiting family over that week, and so the deck and walls happened pretty quickly. And no one had any strain from tool use, as the nail gun was handed around quite a bit.
Each of the walls was braced to stabilize it. Then horizontal boards were added to the outside of each wall. These purlins give us something to fasten the steel to later on.
It will be a gambrel style roof, so angled 2 x 4s were added to the north and south sides. And then more purlins were fastened to them, again to provide something to attach the steel to.
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