Today we resumed our work on our Garage after a 3 day break for Christmas! We finished putting on the metal bracket pies holding down the iBeams(the rafters) across the middle wall.

We also put a couple extra brackets at the bottom of the door posts (the big front doors) to ensure full structural tie down around each of the large openings. There would be quite a considerable uplift force during strong winds especially if someone opens both doors at the same time!

We are almost ready to put up the OSB boards but first the last row of noggins across the middle of the front portion of the garage. This is to connect and stiffen up all 22 rafters into a single structural unit. We have already done this for the front, middle and back positions over the walls, so this is the last row to do.

By Shaun

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