Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Prototype!

The first of thirteen sloping Howe trusses that will grace our roof:

Matt pulls nails out of the many 2x4's we have that are too short for most other things.

A piece of graffiti-covered plywood once covering one of our broken windows is cut down to make gusset plates.

Gusset plates are what resist moment forces in the joints of a truss. Our wooden plates are attached with an adhesive and nailed.

Finished truss. Twelve to go.

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