Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Loft making 101

First:   You need several beams, in our case 3, a tractor and very heavy chain.   
Someone to direct you ...optional.
 Second:  The ability to "drive' a 40' , 900 lb  beam, as it swings around, hopefully not hitting anyone or knocking any part of your new barn out. 
Not to worry, brother is directing this moving object as it sways from side to side.  
After all they have moved lots of fence post, that are at least 4' long and weight nearly 2 lbs. each.
How different could this be?
Third:  Center this swaying beam.
Fourth:  Lower the beam down on 3 post, 
hoping that the beam is straight enough to fit on each of the post.
And last, but certainly no least 
Have a brother who is a great welder, builds bridges, and
 is willing to help out for one entire afternoon after working all day.

It is a great start, and we are definitely in his debt.

Thanks for visiting our "lofty" part of the country,
Jana

14 comments:

  1. Aw, what a great brother!! Terrific shed too. (I have a great appreciation for beaut sheds) :) and this is a beautie!

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    1. Hi Rose, my husband is like a little boy with a new toy...he loves his new barn/shed.

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    1. Hi Tracey, yes it is a lot of work, we are doing the work ourself to save some $$$. It will take a while to get it finished.

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  3. awesome! and your walk-thru of the process had me laughing. 4' and 2 lbs. how different could it be? :)

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    1. Ya my guys don't see it as different, they don't ask for directions either LOL

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  4. Looking forward to more pictures...so nice to have family to help!

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    1. Ya it has a ways to go, right now it's more of a "walk thru" rather than a loft. LOL

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  5. It's nice to have a handy dandy brother!! The shed looks great, but I bet not as great as "your" garage is going to!

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  6. I need to do an updated blog on my garage...someday

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    1. Thanks I will give updates it is a work in progress.

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  8. Is this where the upcoming wedding will take place?

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    1. No the wedding is taking place at the MB church, but we are having dinner after the dress rehearsal at the barn so that might be giving him motivation to get it done.

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