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641 posts in 1948 days


#1 posted 1442 days ago

+1 on building your rafters. I was nervous about that when I started, but like BTKS points out, once you decide on the pitch of your roof, using a Swanson framing square will get you through the rafter portion.

Mine was a fun learning experience and it is in the end just building a big box.

I went 5/12 on my roof and that worked well for my shed. Once you mark and test fit one rafter pair then use one of them and mark all your others for consistency. I used 1x wood for my ridge board and held it in place with a 2×4 until the rafters and plywood tied everything together.


I did add lattice work and a planter under the window.


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