Slideshow (23 photos)

The Hut (map)

A large crew is required to lift the 10" stress skin panels onto the roof


Carpenter butt


The first large bents has just been moved into position


Lunch on raising day


A minor ridge pole is lowers into position


Mike gets aggressive with the orange mallet


A large subsection of rafters is lifted by crane and positioned around the chimney opening


Richard and Tom guide the rafters into position


The first ridge pole is moved into position


The first bent is moved into position


Raising the final bent


The final bent, a little higher


The final bent now flies through the air


The final bent is lowered into position


The finished frame


A closeup of the raising crew


Another view of the finished frame and crew


Richard attaches a comealong to pull sections of the frame together


The front ridge pole is positioned in place


Another view of the front ridge pole being installed


All hands on deck for the second ridge pole


Securing the second bent


Working during the raising