This excercise involved developing a horizontal structure that was 2 feet in length and had a span of 21 inches. Building this structure to withstand as much weight as possible was the purpose of this exercise. To start, a study diagram was derived of where the anticipated forces upon the structure would be with the proposed system. When building the structure, in order to make it more structurally sound, the top chords of the truss system was doubled. Upon completion of the structure, after connecting the two halves with lateral bracing, additional cross bracing was then added to keep the structure stable.