Garden Renovation: Days 8-11 – Shade Structure Construction
With all the rain (and corresponding mud!), the construction progressed much slower this week.
During one of the breaks in the rain at the beginning of the week, they removed all the supporting lumber from the main posts. The next step was getting all the posts cut to exactly the right height and fitting them with these metal brackets (braces?) that will hold the main beams on the roof part of the structure.
In a matter of a few hours, all the main beams were in place! The crew spent the rest of the afternoon getting all the bolts and screws in place so everything was secured rather than just sitting in the brackets. Today they have been putting metal peaks across the beams and started putting some of the slats in between the beams.