Framing the Roof Structure, Bent Tree
July 4-5, 1975
On the July 4 weekend, our friends Betty and Sherman Stratton came along to help us with the framing. They and Len are putting sheets of RBB on the corners to strengthen the structure for the placing of the roof trusses.
Sherry and Len, Betty and Sherman transport a truss from the stack to the front of the house where we will lift it up with ropes.
Lifting the trusses at the front, we then slid them to the rear and began the erection process from the back. Rod, Sherman and Len are working on the first few trusses. We checked plumb, used gauge boards we had cut to maintain uniform spacing, and clamped them in place to check position.
After everything had been checked and double-checked, Len and Sherry are nailing the first trusses into their final positions.
Rod spacing a truss as we move the truss line closer to the front of the house.
Finally the line of trusses reaches the front of the house.
It was neat to see the structure rise in the trees. This is the view from the steep mountainside that rises behind the house.