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Old 12-09-2013, 07:19 AM   #1
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I am planning on building a deer blind and the size is going to be 6x6 and looking at roof I know that a shed type roof would be the easiest and cheapest to build, but I really like the idea of a hip roof because I could use the extra space and the overhang all the way around. What do ya'll think shed, gamble or hip roof? and if a hip how do I frame it?

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I am planning on building a deer blind and the size is going to be 6x6 and looking at roof I know that a shed type roof would be the easiest and cheapest to build, but I really like the idea of a hip roof because I could use the extra space and the overhang all the way around. What do ya'll think shed, gamble or hip roof? and if a hip how do I frame it?
I think you have some terms mixed up. In order of increasing complexity:
  • Lean-to (simplest)
  • Gable
  • Hip
  • Gambrel

Anything but a lean-to for a deer blind seems excessive, but it's all a matter of what your preference is, what your motivation is (are you looking to learn roof framing), and how much time you're willing to spend on it.

As for your very last question, there are tons of how-to's on framing roofs on the internet (as there is for just about any topic). There are tons of books that will show you how to frame a roof. In fact, there are a few books entirely dedicated to it. I'm not sure what you're expecting for an answer to a question that requires at least dozens of pages to properly answer. Roof framing is one of the trickiest areas of rough framing. That said, anyone can do it.

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A hip roof will give you the least amount of head room if that is what you're after. Gambrel the most.
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There's no reason there should be lack of head room or no over hang with a shed style roof.
Just build the walls 8' high.
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Thanks for the help guys!!! I guess a lean to style roof. I don't know where I got confused with calling it a shed. Thanks again!!!! I was just really reaching out and seeing if there was any other ideas and what idea seemed the best i.e. lean-to.
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you can do a shed roof and make the roof overhang all 4 sides up to 2 feet no problem which will give you 2 feet of overhang for all 4 sides. just figure size of building plus 4 feet for the rafter lengths and add gable blocking that notches into top of outer most rafters for the side over hangs and cut fascia 2' long past building to cover the 4 outside gable corners.
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I don't know where I got confused with calling it a shed.
People call it shed-roof, too. Where you got creative was "gamble". No such thing. There's gable, and there's gambrel. Good luck and happy hunting!
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People call it shed-roof, too. Where you got creative was "gamble". No such thing. There's gable, and there's gambrel. Good luck and happy hunting!
Haha, you know what I never caught that. I was half asleep when I wrote that, I knew what I was talking about and I guess it was close enough for ya'll to figure this out. Thanks again.
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it seems some may also be divided by our native language
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it seems some may also be divided by our native language
ya'll need to understand. lol
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and a equal pitch hip roof with equal sides would be a pyramid.
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I agree, no reason to go complicated for a deer stand/blind. Just make the roof large enough to hang over. On my tree stand we were sure to tilt the roof one way to ensure that no water stands on top of it.
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Going with a lean-to roof unless I decide to go with a store bought model. Cost is not an issue but getting it to the spot might be. If I do build it is going to be prefabbed.
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chit, if you are going to pre-fab, see cabelas. simple.

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