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Old 05-22-2010, 12:43 AM   #1066
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Finally found a half decent pic of that curved beam!

It is quite difficult to tell from the pic, but the front rafters land fairly close to the bottom of the window openings. Not more than about a foot I would say.

The temporary supports beneath the beam are still in place, and if I remember correctly, they stayed there until I had both sides of that wall completely sheathed.
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:47 AM   #1067
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The floor in the foreground is the ensuite bathroom.

The roof with that zig-zag framing at this end is over the breakfast nook.
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:51 AM   #1068
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Looks as though I have made a fair dent in the roofing at this point.

The shingles are the fiberglass impregnated variety, which do not like to burn. And that's OK with me. Not to mention the 40 year guarantee.
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This must have been the day that this part of the house became dry!

Still no framing for the ensuite or the guest bedroom.
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Judging by my look I would say the missus was asking something like "Haven't you got that place done YET?"

Doesn't look like it DEAR!
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Another shot way out of order...the front fascia isn't on. The tower sheathing isn't anywhere near up. Half the top roof and all the front roof isn't sheathed.

No walls or roof for the guest bedroom...OK if you don't mind sleeping outside I guess.
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:13 AM   #1072
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Similar view, I think taken from the top of the plant arbour in front of the cabin. The previous one appears to be taken from the cabin roof.

Honestly, I ask you, who in their right mind would tackle something like this by themselves?
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And just in case you think I never relax...here I am taking a short breather on the sailboat. Probably at least 10 years ago!
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Finally found a half decent pic of that curved beam!

It is quite difficult to tell from the pic, but the front rafters land fairly close to the bottom of the window openings. Not more than about a foot I would say.

The temporary supports beneath the beam are still in place, and if I remember correctly, they stayed there until I had both sides of that wall completely sheathed.
FYI: Posts 60-62 (pages 4-5) show photos of the finished beam.
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FYI: Posts 60-62 (pages 4-5) show photos of the finished beam.
So they do. What I was trying to find, but I guess doesn't exist, was a shot or two of the rest of the framing inside the beam.

It ended up being quite complex, with internal cross bracing on the flat in between each pair of uprights.

The cross bracing you see in some of the foregoing pics was removed.

Also backing where the front rafters hit, plus more 2 x 6's where the windows are. Then everything was insulated and the vapour barrier installed.

I think I am always going to wonder if the beam would be OK without the 6 x 6 at the west side. Some days I'm tempted to take it out just to see what would happen.
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post 1072 is a perfect example of perspective with you on the roof next to the wall. all of a sudden things look not quite so towering
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Similar view, I think taken from the top of the plant arbour in front of the cabin. The previous one appears to be taken from the cabin roof.

Honestly, I ask you, who in their right mind would tackle something like this by themselves?
I would! It has been my dream. I'm doing a European house insted but the satisfaction is still there. I will be back in Aug but don't think I can make it to the island. Could you make Steam Boat Rock State Park? dorf dude...
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post 1072 is a perfect example of perspective with you on the roof next to the wall. all of a sudden things look not quite so towering
My feet are 20' off the ground in that pic.
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I would! It has been my dream. I'm doing a European house insted but the satisfaction is still there. I will be back in Aug but don't think I can make it to the island. Could you make Steam Boat Rock State Park? dorf dude...
Shu...are you sure that you and I are in our right minds???

Where is Steam Boat Rock State Park?
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I have a question for all you tile experts out there.

I just assembled the new tile saw - had to get a bigger one to do some 20" tiles - and I wonder if anyone knows of any sort of an adjustable angle device.

The standard one that comes with this saw is 45 made from solid aluminum.

That's OK for a 90 corner, but I have some 45 corners to go around, and a 22 1/2 cut would be perfect.

I suppose I could always cobble something up from wood, but it might be nice to have something a little more permanent.
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