Monthly Archives: February 2010

Way up high

Milling the beams

View from the Entrance

Placement of the Beam

Need for a little more trimming

Fitting it onto the bracket

Gap at bottom allows for additional weight of the roof

View of brackets from below

While the sun is shining

Now that most of the rafters are set the perlins can be placed between the rafters for greater stability. Each rafter has just a tiny amount of bow in it (away from the ground) so that as the roof settles over the years it will become more straight as opposed to sagging. This is a standard engineering practice in roof design.