With the roof trusses done for the main part of the cabin, it was time to build the loft roof trusses. We had incorporated an upper deck off the loft, so we needed dormers added to the loft. Following the same procedure as building the main roof trusses, we laid out the first truss. Using this as the template, we screwed blocks to the sub-floor so all the other loft roof trusses would be exactly the same.
Building Loft Roof Trusses
The loft trusses were just as heavy as the main cabin trusses but because the pitch was less, they were easier to manage. When it’s time to put them up, it should also be easier because we can stand in the loft. The main part of the cabin has a vault, so there is nowhere to stand when putting those trusses up.
Just like the main cabin trusses, we used 1/2 inch plywood as gussets for the loft trusses. The gussets were glued and screwed. Then we stacked each truss on top of the other to make sure they were all the same.
With all the roof trusses done and moved off the sub-floor, it’s time to start going vertical. Adding the walls is going to make this feel much more real. It’s also when it will get a lot more difficult.