8. Framing the Roof

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Laminating plywood for the roof beams. This is where boat building experience comes in handy. And lots of lead.

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The lamination has been ripped into curved roof beams. This nearly killed my table saw. Afterwards I went and bought a new Diablo saw blade which really helped the rest of the project.

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Roof beams installed with your basic hurricane ties. Later they will be trimmed flush and bird blocks will fill the spaces between them.

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More rafter installation. It was around this point that I decided the forward stepped-down roof would be curved as well as the main roof. This makes the interior space (above the couch/bed) so much roomier and no one has clocked their head yet. It also provided a neat forward bulkhead with a curved top where I have put the weapons rack.

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Here the space between the two rafters at the step-down has been filled with a solid wood piece that is pierced for portholes.

 

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