To frame a typical custom home during the mid-1970s, I
would roll up on the job site in my El Camino, pull down
the tailgate, and unfurl plans that I had last seen when I bid them.
To put the frame together, all I needed was my Skilsaw, extension
cord, nail bags, and some seldom-used hand tools that resided in the
bottom of a wooden toolbox. Homes were typically built on a slab
and came in around 2,000 square feet. They had 8-foot walls, flat
ceilings, and 4/12 roofs with a couple of hips.
Times have changed, and so have the custom homes around here.
They are no longer