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JLC ??MAY 1991 I've spent most of my framing career in the high-end southern California building market, and I've often been called on to frame conical tower roofs. There are many ways to go about the job. Which framing method I choose depends most on the type of material — either beam stock or 2x — that's called for. In this article, I'll describe one method that I use with 2x lumber to form a conical roof with a vaulted interior ceiling. Starting Out Round The quickest way to construct any tower roof is to build it on the ground and lift it into place with a crane. But to make this work, the walls