Started by ajbremer, March 21, 2016, 05:46:04 AM
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Quote from: ajbremer on April 06, 2016, 11:43:10 PMWednesday - April 6th, 2016Went to Lowes to pick up more concrete, another tube, and a 4x6 post. I noticed that thoseQuikrete Form Tubes are different sizes and fit into one another - it seems weird. They allhave the same price and number but their diameters are different. Here is a pic of 3 ofthem fitting into one another:Here's the price of the 2x6x12 footers that I plan to use for the walls:
Quote from: ajbremer on April 07, 2016, 11:05:56 AMYes, I will be using rafter ties to support the 12 foot walls and the loft will drop down 4 feet to get nice headroom up there.
Quote from: ajbremer on April 10, 2016, 07:14:05 AMSunday - April 10th, 2016My plan is to get 2x6's that are 12 feet long and sandwich 1/2" plywood in-betweenthem to make the beams 3 1/2" wide just like the posts width. I'm thinking I will screw and nail thebeams together, cut all post heights level, and then set the beams on top of the post. I will stabilizethe posts on top of the beams by way of 16" long 2x4's on each side and then screw and bolt them.Something like this:
Quote from: Adam Roby on April 10, 2016, 07:56:06 AMAre you going to use pressure treated for the 2x6 beams or conventional lumber?
Quote from: Adam Roby on April 10, 2016, 07:56:06 AMIs this a similar technique you used on the first build (where you are doing your dance of joy)?
Quote from: Adam Roby on April 10, 2016, 07:56:06 AMAt what point do you add the bracing?
Quote from: ajbremer on April 10, 2016, 04:19:55 PMThanks for posting Redoverfarm and letting me know about using 2x6's instead of the 2x4's that I had in mind. Yourhelp is really appreciated.I'm about ready to go out there and dig my last pier hole, I'll post again soon.
Quote from: ajbremer on April 11, 2016, 10:21:02 AMThank you John,I'm having trouble understanding what you've explained. I had the impression that all I have to do is put my beams together making sure that I stagger the joints and that each joint is in a position where it will rest on a post. I plan to clamp or temporarily screw the beam on the side of the posts, level them, and then mark the posts where they need to be cut to the proper height. Once the top of all posts are cut, I then simply lay the beam on top and then attach those 2x6 scrap pieces on each side of each post.I don't know what you mean by overhanging 2x6