Dimensional Lumber Roofs

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Rafter Cutting Basics

A veteran California framer explains step by step how to lay out plumb, seat, heel... More

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Flipping the Script on a Second-Story Addition

Design-builder Andrew DiGiammo tries a new strategy: Build the new roof first,... More

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Fast Cuts for Complex Roofs

Use basic geometry and scale drawings to find the angles. More

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Framing a Supporting Valley

The trick is keeping clean ceiling lines above a vaulted space. More

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Building an Eyebrow Dormer

CAD program simplifies layout and creates full-size patterns. More

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Framing a Hip Roof

For a perfect fit, pay attention to how the roof will be stacked when calculating... More

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Dimensional Lumber Roofs Instruction

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Cutting Common Rafters

The process of laying out and cutting a common rafter. More

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On the Job: Octagon Ceiling

Framing an octagonal vaulted ceiling. More

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Working With Large Beams

Tips for planning and equipment that will make working with large glulam or other... More

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Are Birdmouths in Rafters Necessary?

Now that there are alternative methods using ripped strips and metal connectors,... More

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