Tuesday, September 16, 2008

More loft ratfers

Loft raters are up

A view from the north.

The loft is just 10' wide, but the rafters are 2x10s, to get enough depth for the required insulation (R-30). They're held at the peak by plywood 1/2" gussets, glued and nailed (lots of nails).

An interesting roof line for a small house.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Building the loft wall

The loft wall being assembled, balanced on a few 2x6s that are across the temporary loft floor joists. A bit precarious but it worked fine.

Building the loft wall

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Plywood is on the lower (south) side of the cabin. The clerestorey wall is up, and the rafters on the high (north) side are on. The ceiling in the living and dining room area is 15 feet (~4 m).

You can see a gap in the rafter spacing behind me. This is where the (yet to be built) loft will be.

Detail shot of roof outriggers.