This project started to be a pergola but became a full roofed area over the entrance to the office in the High Chaparral Park. We started it on Tuesday at 4:30 when the load of material arrived from Lowes ( it was supposed to be here at 9AM)and was finished at 4:00 on Wed with help from all the guys in the park. The design was done by Glen Schull from Minnesota. We had Lee, Gib, Jerry, Chuck and me from Michigan along with Kent from Nebraska and Ben from Wisconsin.
I’ll not post this as a project because I was just a helper on this one. I cut the steel in the yard at Lowes. They had 26’ roofing that was bent in the center from handling I cut an 8’ piece off each end and we took the center with us,too. We needed 14 sections and got 26 8’ pieces for the price of 13. My part was to drill the concrete, drill the bottoms of the posts, and cut the rafters and gussets. I did a little of the assembly but we had a lot of help for that. We had 17 hours total work time in the whole thing. It is 7’ wide by 42’ long and stained with golden oak stain. Gib is the creative guy here and made the office sign.
This how it looked before the roof!!
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