The original floor plan had vaulted ceilings throughout, including the loft. We decided to add two dormers to the North and the South walls in the loft. Now that the main trusses were all up we could do the final framing and finish off the loft.
We needed to add the North and South walls of the loft for the dormers, before we could lift the final trusses up. These are shorter walls in the loft had a ceiling height of only 7′ 6″. This was a vast improvement than the vaulted ceiling plans where we would only be able to stand in the center of the room. Plus this also would give us more headroom when taking the stairs up to the loft.
We did have help with the walls, but as luck would have it when it was time to lift the trusses up we found ourselves alone… again.
So with no crane or equipment we again man-handled the trusses and dragged them from ground level up to the loft.
Fortunately the loft trusses aren’t as tall as the main trusses so they were easier to handle. It also didn’t hurt that we had a solid floor to stand on.
With the final truss in place we can now turn our attention to closing it all in with sheathing.