A “Greenwich prow” raising in Gabarus, Cape Breton

Flying in a truss by craneWant to see a frame real close? The picture at right is a “zoomer”. Click on it, and a new window will open with the high-resolution picture. In some browsers, you may need to click on the picture again, or on an enlarge-picture icon that appears on the bottom right-hand corner. Once in the high-res version, you can moveĀ around using your scrollbars.

In the zoomer you can see:

  • top center – principal truss flying in
  • left center – principal purlins, ready for truss, temporarily supported by 2x4 “dead men”
  • right center – view of dormer in completed bay
  • right bottom – Forrest and Jody scrambling up to help install the truss, after rigging and sending it up with the crane.

So you were wondering “What’s a prow?” It’s the bump-out part in the vaulted Greatroom that projects forward with two walls coming together at an odd angle. It’s a bit of a variation on the Greenwich theme.