Timber Pavilion Kit Roof Installation – Western Timber Frame DIY University Videos
Please take the time to watch each video in this series. Please do not skip through them. They need to be watched in order and in their entirety to make sure no steps are missed in the pavilion installation procedure.
Here on the center of the support beam you can drop the king post, make your center marks on there, drop the king post in and then we’ve got the bottom of the king post we have got four pre-drilled marks in order to fasten it to the support beam.
After your ridge beam is set you can set your gable rafters. They lock into the king posts. Your ridge has got dovetails on both sides. You can lock in the top of the gable rafter and attach it with the six inch lag that we provide and that goes down and sits on the beam extension of the lower support beam. And that should sit, the top of gable rafter should sit flush with the top of your standard roof rafters. We would suggest to check the level of the king post, just to double check. That will give you a nice level gable.
Setting the rafter. It just locks down into the dovetail on the top and then comes down and sits on the lay out marks that we have already notched out on the support beams. And then we will lag the bottom and then we will also put a lag at the top of the ridge. You will want to pound down the tops to where they are flush there with the ridge beams. At the very end of the dovetail we will probably stick up to create the peak.
Ok, for the webs, the web timbers that go from the king posts up to the gable truss. Those should fit right in. Might need to take a rubber mallet. Just tap it in just a little bit. You can see the joints are nice and tight. Center it up there in the beams. In this case we’ve got the lags. We have pre-started them to make it a little bit easier. Here we use some eight inch lags on these. Everything should be pre-drilled. Nice and tight suck it in. The last part would be just putting the lags in and touching up. You will repeat this process the next three times, two webs per king post on each side.