Scissor truss wedding tent

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Project by LightfootLtd posted 10-07-2014 11:13 PM 1941 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m getting married at the end of the month and the reception will be at our house. Rather than renting a tent I decided to cover our deck. The main part of the house is a log cabin built in 1930 so I thought it would look cool to frame it with landscape timbers. The purlins are 2×4s and the covering is just a white poly tarp. I think I have about $600 in the project, and more time than I like to admit. The deck and the railing were already there I just added it on top of them.


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#1 posted 10-08-2014 05:13 AM

Congrats on the wedding and the build looks great. I love the scissor truss as I used it on my wife’s carport(since I took over the garage)

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab.

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#2 posted 10-08-2014 05:01 PM

Looks very nice. You are going to leave it up … RIGHT? Adds a bit of charm to the deck and besides, it’s Too nice to take down. (even without the tarp)

Oh yeah, CONGRATS!

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#3 posted 10-08-2014 05:56 PM

I like it a lot. Do you happen to have pictures of how you built the trusses?

-- Christ was a carpenter...a fact that humbles and inspires me.

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#4 posted 10-08-2014 08:46 PM

Don’t do it man! J/K, congratulation.

That Deck Cover looks great.

-- --Rob, Seattle, WA

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