Starting the attic joists

Today we started working on the attic joists.  This involves taking two, 2″x10″ beams, about 16′ long each, and then joining them together with a metal connector in the middle to form a huge 32′ long beam that spans the house from the front of the porch to the back of the house.

Each connector for the join take 32 nails, so 64 nails total for each beam (one connector on each side).  I was able to get seven of these joists completely installed today before I had to call it quits.

I feel this next picture is self-explanatory…don’t try this at home kids!


Take care, and thanks for reading!