Kitchen Floor Framing Continues

Day #34

August 5, 2018 – The kitchen floor framing continued today. The heat index was 102 degrees but it was so humid that the puddles were not even drying up.  I was taking it very slowly.

The existing Cot-Taj-Mahal is built on rough cut 2″ × 6″ solid oak beams. I didn’t want to place a lot of  additional load on the  structure so we poured a line of footers and piers as close to the existing wall as we could. As a result, along the kitchen, I have to transition from a 6″ beam to an 8″ ledger and then to a new 10′” beam. As expected, nothing is square. Gotta love 65 year old structures! 

Before I can go any further with the ledger board installation I need to demo part of the frost wall under the living room door. I’m hoping I can cut it with a concrete saw.

Floor Framing - Kitchen Addition 02
Overview of the floor framing at the new kitchen addition.
Floor Framing - Transition Joists 01
Here we transition from a 2 by 6 beam to a 2 by 10 beam. We have 2 by 8 joists in between.
Floor Framing - Transition Joists 02
We have 2 by 8 joists in between.
Floor Framing - Kitchen Addition 01
Parking lot view of the floor framing at the new kitchen addition.

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