TRUSSES

On Friday, May 20th, the trusses were delivered to the site and erected on the beams. This shed is coming together fast! Thanks to The Truss Co. for their help in this. The delivery truck used its crane to lift the trusses in a stack and lay them flat on top of the structure; we then tilted them up and fastened them in place with Simpson strong-ties. Before that, though, we decided to remove the temporary cross-bracing to gain some wiggle-room, since it might have been holding a few columns slightly out of plumb.

After much monkeying about on top of the beams, the trusses were all in place. We temporarily braced them together with a few 2-bys to keep them in place until the purlins arrive. See the photos below to get a feel for the process!

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