Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Playhouse Roof

Well I tried to get movin' today, but I didn't get very far.  I ended up going to Home Depot three times today!  I definitely was not a model of efficiency.  The biggest problem was that I discovered the Simpson mending plates I wanted to use to build my roof trusses had the warning not to use them for trusses engraved right on the  parts.  So I couldn't ignore that warning.  I saw the sheds Home Depot sells are built with these plates for their roof trusses, so I thought they were safe to use.  Now my plan is to fabricate my own truss connections out of plywood, which was the reason for Home Depot trip #2 today.  Now I will need to spend more time than I expected making the plywood connections.  So by the end of today, I only cut pieces for my truss template, and I still have to connect the pieces.  Here's the roof plan I made, which I thought would give me a running start on the roof.  But oh well ...


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