The Natural Spaces built home extension wall frame is 11 ¾ inches, providing excellent energy efficiency. Regular box housing walls are 3 ½ or 5 ½ inches.

Wed. 10:30am — Even though the temperature is -5° F (-21° C) with a -25° F (-32° C) wind chill, we are starting some second floor joists in order to continue the 2-story entry extension.

Wed. 3:15pm — Continuing with the second floor joists.

Thurs. — The owner, Erik, either contemplating all the angle cuts or wondering why he’s working outside in -12° F weather (with a -30° F wind chill factor).

Thurs. 3:00pm — That’s it, it’s too cold and we
need to finish Christmas shopping.

– Installed 2″ foam fillers for air space, and foam
strut fillers.

– 1:00pm – Started working on the entry extension
floor joists again.

– 4:00pm – Finished setting the
curve for the 2nd story balcony opening going
into the dome from the entry extension.

Fri. 10:30am — Finished with 2nd floor entry joists
and molded 3/4″ plywood pieces for balcony curve.

Fri. 12:00pm — PL 400 sub-floor caulk applied.

Fri. 1:30pm — Installing 3/4″ plywood sub-floor.

Mon. 4:30pm — Doing other work – Short day on job site. Putting up 2nd floor wall on entry extension.