New workshop progress rafters

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Project by Quebecnewf posted 06-13-2008 12:31 AM 2029 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well we cut the rafters yesterday and today we got up 6 sets and then it rained (again)

Here are the pics


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#1 posted 06-13-2008 12:49 AM

Looks like it’s coming along great.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 06-13-2008 12:56 AM

Looking great …..and

In the words of John, Paul, George, and Ringo …...

“It wont be long …yeah yeah yeah Yeah !!!!!”

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#3 posted 06-13-2008 04:10 AM

nice progress on the shop.

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#4 posted 06-13-2008 04:14 AM

Looks like a building! “I love the smell of Tyvek in the morning”


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#5 posted 06-13-2008 04:36 AM

wow…coming along well…cant wait to see the next post!!!

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#6 posted 06-13-2008 04:43 AM

don`t like much being in the dry now. Looks great

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#7 posted 06-13-2008 05:04 AM

Looking good.

What is it with the rain this spring? We’ve has about two weeks of nice weather about a month ago and ever since its seems to be either rain every other day or just bleeping cold… Ohh well, if its too wet to mow the lawn I guess I’m ‘forced’ to work in my shop :-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#8 posted 06-13-2008 12:14 PM

Since we started this build we have been rained out or on every day. Its raining here this morning and high winds.

If the weather had been good we would have had the roof boards on by now


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#9 posted 06-13-2008 01:36 PM

are those 2×4 rafters ?..........or 2×6.

are you putting in knee walls up top under the rafters?

I ask because if you get a lot of rain then you must get a lot of snow which weighs a lot so I wonder about the snow load on that roof


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

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#10 posted 06-13-2008 01:59 PM

Coming along nicely. Thanks for the update.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#11 posted 06-13-2008 03:07 PM

The excitement must be building too! Rain – wouldn’t have thought there would be any left after what has fallen here out west.

-- Legacy Woodcraft

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#12 posted 06-13-2008 11:01 PM

You’ll get there, in his time, not yours, but in his. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 06-14-2008 12:47 AM

I just had to revet my engineered beam(1-3/4” x 9-1/2” x 24’) with 3 more 1-3/4×14 ” x 24 foot beams because I developed a 1-3/4” sag with only one side of the roof on. ( You can dance up there now but no worries down the line.)
I urge you to consider your single beam construction before the snow comes.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#14 posted 06-14-2008 01:04 AM

The rafters are 3×6x17’
Snow load is not a problem the roof is 8/12 pitch and will not hold snow with the wind we have.
The building is held together(check pic #3) with 5/8 cable instead of beams.
we have 6 sets of rafters on now and the walls have not deflected at all and the cables have yet to be put in tension


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#15 posted 06-15-2008 03:54 AM

Keep it going I can’t wait to see the inside. I am sure it will be worth the wait.

Thanks for the post.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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