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  1. Building & Construction
    Hey guys, been a while since I’ve posted. My son and i are making good progress on his 91-year old house. We got some help pouring a 24x24’ concrete pad and the Amish just delivered and set up his 2-car garage on it. We were going to reuse some double-hung windows from the enclosed porch we tore...
  2. Carpentry
    I have a barn style home with a gambrel roof. Currently I have a carport (attached to the house, no break in shingles) that I would like to close off then remove part of the barn wall. The wall consists of 6x6x10 posts every 11'-7" with 2x4x10 stud walls separating them. my question is can I...
  3. Building & Construction
    I'm building a barn with a gambrel roof 16' wide -- outside to outside -- and I want all 8 cuts on the 4 rafters of each truss to be 22.5º for simplicity. My problem is I cannot figure out the topside length of each rafter. Is there an easy way to calculate this?
  4. Building & Construction
    We are interested in building a new home with a gambrel roof. We would like to make use of some of that space as a loft overlooking part of the open floor plan below. The house would be a very basic rectangle or possibly a square. Is it even structurally possible to have a loft and open...
  5. Project Showcase
    I've done a lot of little repairs and modification to my house, but this is the first major construction project I took on. I have a very small attic, so my motivation behind the build was add some storage space, as well as upgrade from my 8' x 12' shed. It took me about 2 months, working...
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