When it came time to put a roof on the cabin I went to our local sawmill and bought some pine timbers to create five pairs of heavy duty roof trusses.
Locally harvested and sawn wood is environmentally friendly and low in cost. And besides, I love going to the sawmill, any opportunity that I get you will find me in my truck and on the way there. It’s almost as much fun as visiting Disney World, but without the mouse ears. 🙂
We bolted these trusses together and pegged over the bolts. We also beat the sawn timbers with an adze to rough them up. Yes, I’ve done some things I’m not proud of… I’ve made mistakes… but I’ve learned from them… I’ve gotten better… and part of my sharing here on line is to help you not make the same ones.
Do not buy, or use, an adze… there, I said it.
All in all though… the roof came out well… it looks good (other than those faux adze marks) and it is so much stronger than a modern truss roof.
Originally posted 2015-05-01 16:14:39.