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MAY JLC 1998 Before I was a custom house builder, I spent 13 years doing remodeling work. It was on a window replacement job that I first encountered a bay window. I knew immediately that the roof framing would be a problem, because it was not a standard hip roof. Somehow I got through the complications of that roof, but I knew that before the next bay window came along, I would have to learn to frame a bay roof the way it should be framed. I had to have a simple, sure-fire method. There are as many ways to figure roof cuts as there are saw blades for a circular saw, but