Framing the floor

Ok, so I know none of this has been terribly exciting stuff, but it's finally starting to take shape. I installed the floor joists today. This brings me to a roadblock, in that I had hoped to find some wood to repurpose for the subfloor. Plywood has stabilized a bit, but it really skyrocketed in price the last few years. I may just bite the bullet and buy some because I can't really move forward with framing the walls without it.

There is a builder's liquidation warehouse in Woodstock (about 15 miles away) that I went to check out a few weeks ago. I'll be buying house wrap from them at a good price, so I may go see what they have in the lumber department. I'll also be pricing some windows from them, as I can't lay out the wall framing without knowing at least the size of windows I'll be using. We salvaged a really nice multi-paned exterior door for the main entrance from a farm house that was being torn down last year. I'll be going with the same look on the front of the house with french doors, so I need to find some of them, as well. They show up on Craigslist a lot. 

I need to run a band up each side to tie it all together, but I didn't have my rack on my truck when I went to the hardware store this morning. Carrying 16-footers with a 6-foot bed doesn't work, according to the laws of physics. I'll pick them up tomorrow.

I need to run a band up each side to tie it all together, but I didn't have my rack on my truck when I went to the hardware store this morning. Carrying 16-footers with a 6-foot bed doesn't work, according to the laws of physics. I'll pick them up tomorrow.