Thursday, December 4, 2008

Short Roof Over Kitchen

I've started work on the short roof over part of the kitchen area. This roof will be constructed with standard 2x12 rafter-type construction; it doesn't require engineered trusses because of it's small size.

The lookoot rafters for the eaves have been cut out to fit over top of the end rafter. This provides for a solid, self-bracing structure. The main rafters have been cut out to fit over top of the sill plates (these cuts are called "birds mouth" cuts), and they've been tapered on the bottom for the eaves.

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