Dimensional Lumber Roofs

Rafter Cutting Basics
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Rafter Cutting Basics

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

Flipping the Script on a Second-Story Addition
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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

Fast Cuts for Complex Roofs
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Fast Cuts for Complex Roofs

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

Framing a Supporting Valley
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Framing a Supporting Valley

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

Building an Eyebrow Dormer
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Building an Eyebrow Dormer

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

Framing a Hip Roof
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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

Cutting Common Rafters
Joining Two Roofs of Different Pitches
On the Job: Octagon Ceiling
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On the Job: Octagon Ceiling

Framing an octagonal vaulted ceiling. More

Working With Large Beams
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Working With Large Beams

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

Are Birdmouths in Rafters Necessary?
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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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