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Old 07-12-2014, 12:06 PM   #16
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Regardless. Quality Control was not something that the builder was worried about, at the time of framing the roof.
Lets not get overly critical Greg. What that picture shows is typical everyday stick framing and a typical everyday imperfection. This is framing, not furniture.
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:56 PM   #17
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I do have to say that it sure looks like fine construction too.
At least we know it'll burn well.....
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Lets not get overly critical Greg. What that picture shows is typical everyday stick framing and a typical everyday imperfection. This is framing, not furniture.
You will never find that kind of stuff in an older home. It is a sad state of affairs that new builds use anything that comes on site, to build the building. Without any respect to quality.



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You will never find that kind of stuff in an older home. It is a sad state of affairs that new builds use anything that comes on site, to build the building. Without any respect to quality.
Greg you know as well I do. That the tight grain lumber and good old growth is gone for the next few thousand years. So we have to use what we get. like it or not.
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True that, bags....but I think that particular board would have been better used as an Indiana Jones style spelunking torch than as a rafter...just my not so humble opinion....
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You will never find that kind of stuff in an older home. It is a sad state of affairs that new builds use anything that comes on site, to build the building. Without any respect to quality.
My house was framed in 1933. The rafters were 2X4 on 2' centers with a 12' span. Better than a quarter of them looked just like the one in the OP. They lasted 80 years. The last 30 of them with 5 layers of shingles on.
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