Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Beam Me Up!

Last Saturday Kevin, Dave Kleschold and Joel Bawcum installed a 500 pound, 24 foot-long beam in our kitchen. This monstrosity was installed in place of a load-bearing wall we took out to enlarge the kitchen.

The first step to getting the beam in the house was to load it onto two wagons, one on each end.

Dave shows off the length of the beam...

Wheeling it in...

They then wheeled it through the temporary wall obstacle course.

The obstacle course...

From there, they lifted it onto two six foot ladders. By slowing adding 2X4s on top of the ladder they raised the beam, where it currently rests on two 4X6 beams.

4X6 beam

It was an amazing accomplishment! Well done boys!


Allison said...

WOW! That is pretty amazing! I can't wait to see the finished product.