Monday, November 22, 2010

Layout Progress - November 22, 2010

I had a light weekend of work this week, but did manage to build one of the 3 (for now) free standing supports. This one was for the peninsula. It is comprised of 4 legs which are 2 2x4s joined by an L-girder on top of it and 1x2 bracing. Then the legs are joined by L-girders, which are pointed inward to give a more solid foundation to the legs. The end legs are approximately 12" in from the ends of the girders and the middle ones are 44" after them. I also put threaded screws and elevator bolts into the legs to help with leveling and only had to make two adjustments once everything was together.

It's a pretty solid piece right now, not much side to side and only a little flex. The next step is to build the joist framework that will sit on top of the L-girders and legs.


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