Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Day 9 7/12/11
Today I spent the day working on the loft joist and laying out where the access hole will go. We decided to leave the end of the loft open to let in a little more light. From below, it might give the appearance of more room on the end where the loft does not go all the way to the end.
For structure, I added a second 2x6 and a spacer block to make a beam to go under the 4x4 center post in the loft area. I secured this beam with 3-4”lag bolts on each end. The 4x4 (not installed yet) will provide the needed structure to hold up the roof ridge 2x6.
I put in a temporary ladder through the access hole a put up a few sheets of plywood. This will give me a good working platform for when I start the truss work. I am still planning on a 8/12 pitch however I will redo the math and make adjustments where needed so I don't go over our goal height of 13'6".
I only put in 5 hours today bringing my total constuction time up to: (51 total hours)
I had an unexpected visitor today.