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Old 06-11-2010, 12:28 PM   #1
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I'm about to build a roof over my sons new entrance staircase. Can someone please explain how to frame for a curved ceiling in this dormer? Can't find anything on line.
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You might try a geodesic dome framing
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You misunderstand. It will be a gable roof. My question was how to frame a curved vault under the roof.
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Most people (I think) will take either 2x12 & cut curves
Or use plywood & cut the curve in the plywood - 2 or 3 pieces
Then put 2x between the cut plywood to form the curve
Other option is to use very thin plywood (other) to form the curve

All depends upon what you are going to use for a finish ?



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There is a few ways to go about it. All I can tell you with the limited information you give is, the first step is to cut the arch on the sheathing facing the gable. After that depends on how big the thing is, especially depth. And as Scuba said, what’s the finish?

Can you post a picture of this gable?
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A good way: http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-...t-ceiling.aspx

Other ways: http://www.google.com/search?client=...=Google+Search

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Thanks to all of you. You all supplied exactly what I was looking for, expecially the video. Mine will be an exterior dormer over an entryway so I'm uncertain what I'll finish it with. I may cover it with 1/4" Luan plywood first to firm up the curve and then possibly white soffit material over that.

Again, thanks for the fast responses!
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