After the six big posts were installed and cured, we proceeded to cut and install the major beams of the gable section.
These are two 2x8's laminated together to make 4x8" beams. This is the basic framework of the gable, eventually the new front door will be placed in the center of the gable section to make a grand entrance. Once the beams were in place, we installed the ridge beam, a 16 ft long 2x8. In the below photo, you can see the temporary holder for the ridge beam...when you are working with big heavy pieces of lumber alone, you tend to make a lot of "holders" for things.
Then came the rafters.
And we have a gable.