The Last Purlins (for now)

Welcome back to the build!

It’s a very foggy morning today, which kind of adds to the ambiance. And as you can see, my truck fits through the door hole. Finally, a door big enough for my truck, a small win! So today is going to be a little bit piddly. We’re going to be straightening this end wall, and then putting in the purlins. After that we are going to run a string line and straighten these side walls. Lots of dialing and locking today. 

After getting the posts on the end wall straight and plumb, we are doing the final setting. 

Next up is the X-bracing. And after that’s installed, our wall is looking really good. It’s really nice and straight and plumb. That means… time for more purlins. 

Things were just a little bit off, so we used this strap to pull things nice and tight to get the purlins into the hangers. 

Finished with all of the purlins! For now, at least. There’s still four more per bay, down towards the soffit. More purlins still to come.

Next on the agenda is straightening the side walls. While we’re up here, we are adding the tails, which establish the soffit area. 

Visually, we have made some progress. We have that final bay of purlins done, and adding those tails to the roofline makes it look a lot more finished. So tomorrow we will be knocking out the right of these tails, and hopefully start putting the fascia up there. 

So that is going to do it for this one! Thank you as always for joining, I greatly appreciate it. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments. As always, I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have. And, until next time, happy woodworking!

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