The house I am in the process of buying has a garage already, and we only have one car. But that garage is going to be filled with the stuff from our current basement and garage until we are able to go through it and get rid of most of it. Then it will become my art studio. The car may never enter it. So I'm working out a design for a timber frame carport to protect the car from being covered in snow and ice in the winter. The roof will probably be riven clapboards with tarps above that and sod on the top for a green roof.
I would like very much to use scissor trusses, but my grandmother does not like them so I will probably do king post trusses. My primary question is whether to construct the building as two bents and hoist them up, or to only construct the trusses on the ground and assemble the building in place?
"Of all the beings that exist, man is only one. Among all the Millions of men on Earth, those that live by farming are only a small portion. smaller still are those that have office or wealth and ride in carriages. Of all these, a man on a carriage is nothing but a fleck of hair on a horse's flank."
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