New window framing

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The long wall of the kitchen had been completely reframed by this point.  There was one stud (along the right edge of the plywood) that was untouched.  Every other stud had been moved or replaced to accommodate the new window openings.

Several people have commented on the size of the header.  Yes, a 12″ header may be considered overkill for an opening that’s about 5.5′ across!  However, we had taken down the header that had divided the kitchen from the eating nook, so it was easy to recycle by cutting it to length and reusing it above the new windows.  While it may be excessive, at least we can be confident that it will never, ever sag…

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