Thursday, August 7, 2008

Gable Wall & Roof

I've finished the gable wall in the bedroom and I've started installing the lookout rafters for the roof. The lookout rafters are the short rafters that run perpendicular to the trusses. They "look-out" over the top edge of the gable wall.

They're made out of 2x6s and 2x4s. They extend back about six feet into the room, just underneath the top chord of the trusses. That provides the bracing strength for the other end, which is cantilevered out over the top of the wall.


5 comments:

  1. Terrific design--open and exhilarating. Did you design it yourself with design software?

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  2. Thanks Perry. Yes, I designed the house using Punch's Home Design Platinum. It was fairly easy to learn and use... not perfect in every way, but definitely acceptable.

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  3. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

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  4. Thank you for the compliment. Cheers.

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  5. I think you are doing just GREAT! It is going to be beautiful!!
    Shauna

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