This project first featured in SBC Industry News piqued many readers’ interest. Now back by popular demand, this amazing 80'-wide Ponderosa Pine log truss built by Deadwood Log Homes shows that trusses come in all sizes—including enormous. So enormous, in fact, that Deadwood’s owner, Rick Johnson, has applied to have the truss considered by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest log truss in the U.S.
Built over a 10-week period by Johnson and follow employees, this truss will be the centerpiece to the entrance of a new Farmers Union Oil in Velva, ND. Weighing 8 tons, it took 145 1"-diameter 16" through bolts and two 3.5" x 0.25" steel metal gussets on each side to hold the truss together. View a design of the full building.