by George Neuwirt I run a custom home building company in New England; we've framed a lot of interesting projects over the years. After reading a recent article in JLC on framing rake walls (9/06), I wanted to share a method we use for framing gable overhangs.

Like the author of the earlier article, we frame the overhang before lifting the wall. We used to do this the conventional way, scabbing short outlook rafters to a gable rafter positioned on top of the gable-wall top plate. But there was a tendency for the gable rafter to peel off or for the overhang to sag when we lifted the wall. So about 10...

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