I have what should be an easy question but am having trouble finding information, or when I do find an answer, it is not the same as I worked out.
I am building a grambrel shed, 10 feet wide. I am going with 22.5 degree angles and my calculations (based on 10 feet wide and five foot high starting points) are 45 and 3/4 inches (long side)for each of 4 pieces that will be cut at 22.5 degrees. I will be using wood gussets (9 x 16").
The figures I ge on the internet for 10 foot wide and 22.5 degrees are either 45 inches or 43 and 15/16 inches. I saw something that said multiply your length by .366 (that gives 43.92 inches).
I have layed my template out on the basement floor and now the deck of my new shed, and each time still get 45 and 3/4 inches.
Anyone know why the answer is so hard to find? I mean the problem is basically where does the mid point of a 1/4 of a circle that is a 5 foot arc lie. Each time I get the same thing.