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One of last winter's projects was to turn an old, unused attic space into a new master bedroom in a home in Montpelier, Vt. The job was a typical case where the homeowners needed to renovate an under-built, out-of-level space on a tight budget. As with much of our remodeling work, we had to come up with costeffective solutions to the structural problems. Roof The most glaring problem was the roof framing, which was more than 100 years old. The rough-sawn 2x6s, placed on 30-inch centers (more or less) were much too small to carry the local snow loads, even had they been placed more closely together. In addition, a major fire in the 1950s had