We wound up with an irregular hexagonal shaped addition having no square corners, no parallel walls, and 6 walls of different lengths. In addition, the ridgeline for the roof is not perpendicular or parallel to any of the 6 walls. And the orientation of the ridgeline is critical for correct positioning of the solar panels.
Fortunately,we have an excellent carpentry crew that has risen to all the challenges thus far and I have confidence that they will rise to the upcoming challenges. The first challenge was to create the 6 corner posts for the stud walls. We used 10ft long 4x6s that Derwin and Paschal managed to custom rip-cut to precisely fit each corner.
|Derwin marking and starting the first cut. Paschal is in the background marking the next post.|
|Derwin completes the first cut. Notice that this complex cut is done more or less free hand with only a rip fence on the hand held circular saw for guidance.|
|Derwin completes the second cut which forms the point of the chevron with assistance from Matthew.|
|Paschal and Derwin consult about the positioning of the cuts for the tail of the chevron.|
|Derwin completes cuts 3 and 4.|
|Behold the chevron!|
Next, the crew positioned each corner post.
|Paschal and Orington (AKA Tiger) secure the post in a plumb position.|
|Richard attaches another brace to hold the post plumb.|
|The next post ...|