Friday, July 22, 2011

Rafters go up!

Thanks to our friends in Torvik, we managed to get all of the wall plates and ridge pole, as well as half the rafters on the new kitchen!

Despite the heat we had one of the largest crews we've ever had. As a result the work went very quickly. We had people placing the rafters, others were nailing them in place, and still others were using the chainsaw to cut the rafters into shape.

Much of the time was also spent making the half laps in the wall plates. Lots of people got to play with the chisel and mallet to get the shape just so. Mark's mallet took quite the beating (literally) and looks like its been through a war zone!

Thanks again for all the help guys, hope to see you soon.