John Kundert's Naturist Legacy Park Scrapbook

Photo Gallery 38 (2013)

Adding rafters to Naturist Legacy Park's new clubhouse

Our order of truss rafters was delivered by Truss Fab Inc. of Elie, Manitoba in mid-September. I and a few volunteers immediately raised two of the rafters in order to get a feel for how we should proceed the next day when many more volunteers would be available to help. Despite a brief rain shower early the next morning, our rafter raising went exceptionally well! Crews of several men carried the 28 foot long rafters into the clubhouse one by one (see the plans). They would prop one rafter tail on top of a wall and then lift and prop the other tail on the opposing wall. It was then a simple matter of swinging the rafter upright with a rope and a long board used as a "pusher." I was in the rafters to pull and "catch" each truss as others pushed it from below. I nailed spacing strips at the peak and down about six feet on each side while other members nailed the ends of the rafters to the pre-marked top plates of the walls. By the end of the day, all 46 rafters — all 6,000 lbs. of them — were sitting on top of the walls. I loved how the building looked inside with the new rafters all in place. It had an almost cathedral-like feel to it! A skilled member then helped me build the "ladders" needed to create roof overhangs on each end of the clubhouse. After carefully trimming the rafter tails as required, I screwed 2x6 fascia boards into place. We were now ready for roof sheathing. 

These photographs were taken in September 2013. Please contact me if you'd like to learn more about them. Click or tap to enlarge.

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