A Chronicle Of The Homesteading Experience
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Building the porch to the shop
We started by making a template for each post out of cardboard and marking each one by orientation and the number of the post.
The metal sticking up are the anchor bolts set into the cement at the pour time. We punched though the cardboard so we knew exactly where the anchor bolts needed to be placed into the post.
Metal plates were cut a little smaller than the post so they would not be visible once installed. This plate was then matched with the template.
A punch was used to start the drill hole and the hole through the plate was drilled.
The metal plate was tested on each post position.
We then used the template to drill the hole into the post.
Each post was set into position and anchored on 2 sides with temporary 2X4s set with screws attached to stakes hammered into the ground.
A 6 inch c-perlin was used to "marry" the wood to the metal
They were bolted in at each post.
A temporary ledge was created on the building to hold the rafter for welding. Perlins were added to create a surface to attach the flashing to the top of the porch roof and under the siding.
The 4X4 rafters have been installed.
The 2X4 cross perlins have been installed and Richard is installing the roofing panels on the cross perlins. It was getting into the upper 90's so we used sheets and plywood pieces to keep the tin cooler to work on.