Sunday, February 20, 2011

Building the roof trusses

Using 3 meter lengths of 2"x4" eucalyptus wood, we built roof trusses for the greenhouse.

We layed out the pattern on the shop floor to make the trusses all the same size, then drilled holes and bolted the pieces together.  Leonardo and John Egson did most of the assembly, but Gonzalo and Grant also got involved.

Leonardo and Gonzalo tightening the bolts on the crown splice plate we welded together from 1/8" strap.

The trusses in progress outside the shop.  These trusses were waiting for the splice plates to be finished.

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