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2008-Sep-13 - Wooroloo - Constructing Temporary roofing frames
This was meant to be an "on site" weekend.

However - I needed to drive Linda in to hospital for some tests, and I was feeling pretty crook with a cold.

Spent the odd bursts of energy that I managed to summon up pulling apart some scrap wood packings and cutting to length

The idea is to build small roofing frames so that we can roof over the floorboards incrementally

The frames are only 800 mm wide so the intention is to always have about a metre of floorboards protected just by black plastic (gives us an island to walk on) and anything else covered in frames with some corrugated iron screwed down

I'll spray the iron with a nice green so that it does not become an eyesore.

Eventually we will end up with the whole area floorboarded and covered with a temporary roof.

This will allow me to create a lockable, waterproof area underneath were I can build the frames for the next two levels and them install them in one almighty rush.

I am inserting a frame at every 800 mm across the 10m floor space. They will graduate in height from 100 mm to 600 mm giving a 1 in 20 slope.

After using bolts on the first two frames I constructed - I realised that I would be much better off using a framing nail gun with 3 inch nails at each corner and speed bracing locking the layers together.

The largest temporary roof frame

Graduating in height from 100 mm to 600 mm

Scrounged wood

Salvaged and cut to length