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simonb 07-14-2008 12:36 PM

Building rafters for small shed
I was windering if there was a simple how-to on building rafters for a small shed and similar things. When i moved in this shed was built but only had half a crappy roof, wanted to finish it before winter to store my summre stuff in it.

Ed the Roofer 07-14-2008 09:46 PM

Use one of the existing rafters as a pattern to make the new ones from, with the same angled cuts made.


the roofing god 07-14-2008 11:07 PM

buy a speed square,and they provide a rafter layout book,if you don`t have existing rafters in place,OR want to change what you have

simonb 07-15-2008 12:22 PM

The existing is prety much not good, slope would be about 1 inch for 4 feet. Basicly i will have to start over. I've been looking around at how to use framing squares and now speed squares. Ill see if I can purchase one that has a little booklet or google to find some info.

the roofing god 07-15-2008 12:32 PM

swanson speed squares have a booklet attached

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