Monday, October 24, 2016
Adirondack Lean-to project. Got lots done this weekend.
First chore, get the last long log up on which will sit the back side roof rafters.
Here sliding it up the ramps to get it in place.
You can also see the fine original notching from its previous life.
The closer you can keep the irregular logs to level as you go up makes it a lot easier to finish near the top.
These exposed notches will be cut off as the roof rafters are added.
You can also see where the logs will be cut off.
Because the logs are no longer being attached, yet, to other logs at the corners, a little more bracing is required.
If I were to go many more courses up I would either need longer ramp boards or a mechanical devise to get the logs up higher.
Here you can see the course of logs that are cantilevered out further than the others.
This will allow for a nice over hang on the front.
It still needs to go about nine inches higher.
While close to where they need to be, the pitch will be slightly greater.
Pretty happy with the results.
I think at this point you can start to see what the project will look like in the end.
I have also cut the front logs below the cantilever off level and in line with each other.
A face log will go on the end of those to tie them in and also support the cantilevered logs.
View from the northwest.
I think the new building will be a good addition to the place.