Monday, November 14, 2016
Adirondack project - Taking Shape.
Finally starting to take shape.
I was able to work on the roof rafters and get them all set.
Math was never my best subject, so setting a 'birdsmouth' in the rafters and getting all to set right was a little challenge.
I first set a long 2x6 on the back top log to make sure all would be level.
The old log was still good, but had bowed a little over time.
As you can see in this first photo I was able to work out the rear longer rafter first. This only required a few times up and down the ladder to get all placed, measured and lining up on the ridge beam so all would be square and level.
I only got four rafters up before it got dark, but also succeeded in making a pattern for all the others.
I have a good over hang front and back so the logs and the inside should be pretty protected from the weather.
Roughly the same view as this earlier sketch.