On a cold and rainy weekend, we decided it was time to frame out the bathroom walls. WE had to do some quick thinking on our feet because of the timber frame brace you can see in the photo below.
Simply because we weren’t paying attention when the timber frame was designed and raised, we didn't realize that brace was going to get in the way of our proposed front door location. We had to push the front door further to the opposite side than we had anticipated.
To make matters even trickier - because of the brace on the other side of the door, we only had a few options for the placement of the bathroom window (see photo above). This meant we had to SQUEEEEEZE the wall framing between the door opening and the window opening. Since we won’t be running any plumbing, insulation, or electrical boxes in these walls, we decided to frame them in 2x3s instead of 2x4s.
We had to create a little jog to make room for the door, but then it kicks back out so that we’d have room for our shower within the bathroom. I thought we had really screwed up, but it ended up working just fine! Phew!
Ahem - my um, charming other half, demonstrating the function of this part of the program. :)