Thursday, September 20, 2018

Studio/Workshop Progress Report - Rafters

Although I'm yet to commence work on the verandah on the northern side of the building, the rafters and collar ties have been installed over the studio/workshop area itself. That being the case, it seems like another milestone has been achieved - hence this post!

As the current plan is to install vaulted ceilings, the lack of ceiling joists that would otherwise be present posed some problems when it came to installing the ridge beam and attaching rafters.

At such a height above floor level, safety became a primary concern. After ruminating on the problem for a few days, I ended up building a movable platform spanning the lengthwise beams on either side of the gable portion of the structure. The platform provided some measure of security, the downside being that it had to be repeatedly dismantled and reassembled as I worked my way from one end of the building to the other.

Next up: the verandah and deck.


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