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Project by woodman1962 posted 03-27-2011 05:26 PM 2452 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pavilion that i built in 2008,It is built out of 10×10 posts the bands are 10×12 and the rafters were 4×12.All the wood was Pressure Treated Pine and it was super heavy.This was probably one of the most stressful jobs that i had taken on.I had a deadline to meet and someone else had started the job and then walked away.I only had 8 days to complete it.I first had to take all the posts that he had set already down and then start all over The wood was still wet from treatment that it was hard just to move it.I used a backhoe to do all the lifting we could not lift one over 8 foot.I used a 10 inch saw to get the line started and then a reciprocating saw for finishing the cut.I know own a 16 skill saw makes it a lot easier.If i remember right it was 24×30 and the decking on the roof was made of 2×6 TG .We made our deadline and it was ready in time The fence in the far background i had also done in 2008,It was made of 6×6 posts and the rails were made out of 2×8.It had a top board real close to top of fence a 12 inch gap and then 3 rails close together.We put up about 2000 ft in that area
Hope that i did not bore you to much

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#1 posted 03-27-2011 05:29 PM

What a great looking pavilion, 8 days fixing someone elses screw up is fast! Well done

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 03-27-2011 05:52 PM

thats nice: )

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 03-27-2011 05:55 PM

Looks like you did a fine job woodman. I was hoping that you built this in your back yard, would be nice huh?
I got a timber frame job in a simmilar way. It was doug fir and the post were 12×12 with 12×16 beams, 4x roof trusses, site built. It was on a clubhouse for an apartment job, the framer screwed up cutting & setting the post. I was already working for the contractor and he knew that I had the tools and experience with big wood so I took it over. I did all of the big wood work on the clubhouses in the Austin,Texas area for the next few years.
We got an engineered drawing for building the roof trusses using only large (14”x3/4”) lag screws. No steel gusset plates, all cuts showing. No need to rely on the welder for plates.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#4 posted 03-27-2011 08:28 PM

Wow. That is one sturdy pavillion!
Did you have a crane for putting the rafters in place?
Thanks for sharing!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 03-27-2011 09:01 PM

HEAVY DUTY and looks good too. Great Job, Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#6 posted 03-27-2011 09:39 PM

Thanks for all the great comments,We had a drawing but like normal he changed things from the beginning.As to devann sounds like we both got lucky on that one.It was so heavy that i think that it would stay there but they wanted them for look.You ca not see but it also has 12 inch lag bolts holding it in place.And Jim we used a big backhoe for all the lifting we tried to put one of the rafters up by hand but was to heavy.Thanks for your comments they are greatly appreciated

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#7 posted 03-27-2011 09:53 PM

Great save. Gotta be frustrating to be pushed on a deadline based on someone else’s mistakes and refusal to stand by their bid / word. I hope the customer rewarded your efforts financially!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#8 posted 03-29-2011 03:04 AM

Lovely! I hope to be building one of these down by the river this summer. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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