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  1. Building & Construction
    I'm building a 4'x6' chicken coop. I'm using 2x4s for the rafters with a 2x4 ridge beam. Will it be structurally sound to cut a bird's mouth, or should I use some other method to secure the rafters to the building? Thanks in advance for the help!
  2. Building & Construction
    I need to add 2 LVLs to my exposed beam cathedral ceiling to support the load of a new additions roof. The rafters are 2x8 on 24" centers and the roof pitch is 9/12. The LVLs are 1 3/4" thick so 2 of them nailed together will be 3 1/2" thick. I thought of notching the rafters so they would sit...
  3. Building & Construction
    I am building a 10 x 10 garden shed with 1/2 plywood paneling on the outside. The ridge beam is 2x6. The rafter overhang is 3". I can't find any articles on how to cut these rafters since the pitch is so low. Anyone know of an online reference guide or can you tell me how to use my framing...
  4. Carpentry
    My building I'm constructing is 12 ft wide, shed roof. The front wall is full 10' studs(plus the 3 plates) The back wall is 8' common(92 5/8") studs. I'm not using ceiling joists. I'm having a hard time figuring the pitch and how to cut the birdsmouth for the 2x6 rafters. Please help this...
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