Across the Glulam beams 3″ x 6″ Double Tongue and Groove Planks were used. Weakest part of roof is 200 PSF across the longest beam. Otherwise the roof is 400 to 600 PSF.
8 inch galvanized spikes and six inch plank nails. Good thing is my roof ain’t moving.
10,000 more swings of that sledge hammer await for me. Tools I used to pound nails. Pre-drilled all holes.
What would I do without you?
My neighbor across the street started much later than I and was finished 3 months after I took this photo. I wonder for a bit why I hadn’t I built a stick-frame home and then went back to pounding 8 inch spikes in a meditative stupor.
I had my tricks to align the planks and keep them aligned while I nailed them in.
That same hat and shirt. Nearing the roof’s end.
It’s done, six weeks later. Thousand of nails and screws.
Waterproofed the nail ends. Not really necessary, but I did it anyway.
Planks look good from underneath.