Spend Money to Make Money. . .I finished the 3-D sketch and sent it to the developer of the property located on a mountain ridge overlooking a lake. Spring was coming and he wanted a stunning entry portal at the bottom of the road leading up to the mountain.
The developer loved the sketch. “Perfect! This is exactly what I was after! How much will it cost?”
And so the scope of work was defined, costs were compiled, and Arrow took care of everything but the roofing, gate, and stone.
Because the entry portal and trusses are standing in a big open space it is important to make the timbers massive enough to visually balance the structure. In this case, this need for bulk on the structure was fulfilled by using double bottom chords. This means that we utilized a total of 8 beams on the bottom of the trusses compared to just 4 beams as the top members of the trusses.