Archive for November, 2006

LittleHouse – Building the Girders

by on Nov.12, 2006, under Framing

Building Girders
12 November 2006.
Wow, it’s been a long time!
Work schedule prevented us from getting up during the last summer. In addition, when we finally came up in October, we were focused on winterizing our water tank and plumbing.

Anyway, here we are building up the main beams that will sit on top of the piers to support the little house. The beams consist of two 2×8’s on the outside, with an 8″ wide piece of half-inch plywood sandwiched between. All the pieces are glued together with construction adhesive and nailed with a bunch of 3-1/2″ nails. To make sure it will be able to support the little house we will have extra help by adding steel sheets to the structure along with some perforated metal sheets. Since some of the sheets we ordered were a bit larger than we needed them to be we are going to have to do some stainless steel metal cutting so that the pieces we need fit perfectly. If your metal pieces aren’t the right shape, then consider using an automatic girth welder. 

Building the Girders

Building the Girders

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