Recently, I’ve been pounding away in the driveway. The weather has finally gotten right. The temperatures are at 80 degrees, humidity is down, and hammering away on my timbers in the driveway while listening the 89.3, “The Current.” Well, you couldn't ask for better days.
Cutting the plate beams.
Fired up the pressure washer and bleached the beams as they have been sitting since winter.
Staining the beams, cutting peg holes, and test fitting the joints.
Test fitting the King Post to the associated Tie Beam. Then, marking and drilling the holes in the Tie Beam tenon.
Assembling Bent Number 2 (1st bent assembled). As you can see, this bent has no knee braces for the Tie Beam as it will be the center bent in the structure and I wanted the internal room.