The Raising of Arborion: Roof & Gable Ends

The roof framing was a long and challenging haul. Add to that, the need to cover the framing twice for several days of rainy weather, and the speed of progress seemed to crawl for a couple weeks or so. I have condensed several weeks of work to give a complete account of the roof framing in a single post. Here we go…

We started by installing the two transition rafters on either end of the dormers.

Dormer ridgebeam in place between the two transition rafters

Dormer ridgebeam in place between the two transition rafters

Assembling rafters

Assembling rafters

5" Timber screws at the end of the rafters

5″ Timber screws at the end of the rafters

Laminated main ridgebeam runs the length of the dormers

Laminated main ridgebeam runs the length of the dormers

Dormer roof framing complete

Dormer rafters in place

Stained cypress facia

Stained cypress facia

Stained gable rake

Stained gable rake

Roof transition

Roof transition

Dormer roof framing from back of tiny house

Dormer roof framing from back of tiny house

Dormer roof framing from porch

Dormer roof framing from porch

Arborion wrapped up tight against the approaching rain storms

Arborion wrapped up tight against the approaching rain storms

Inside the weather wrapped Arborion there is already a sense of security

Inside the weather wrapped Arborion there is already a sense of security

When the sky finally cleared, we were ready to get back to building.

Attaching rafter ends with timber screws

Attaching rafter ends with timber screws

Stained gable rakes drying on the line

Stained gable rakes drying on the line

Snug in the loft while Arborion is wrapped against the weather again

Snug in the loft while Arborion is wrapped against the weather again

Gable end awaiting cypress gable rake

Gable clamped up with end wall built in place

Gable end complete

Gable end wall complete

Gable window openings

Gable window openings

Next up, we add strapping and tie-downs.

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3 thoughts on “The Raising of Arborion: Roof & Gable Ends

  1. Raymond

    Reminds me of when my dad and I was installing sheetrock on the home we built in New Mexico. Every time we would hammer in a nail we would see another nail coming back out from the other side. Turned out to be Quintin helping us. He was only five but he could handle a hammer and nails as good as we could. And, as a matter of fact he can probably do it better than I can now! Those were some good times!

    • Raymond, I would love to take you on a tour if you and Jewell are in the area. April is a good month to see and smell the Jasmine covered arbor as well.

  2. Arborion is looking really good!!! I love the stained cypress facia!

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