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#1 posted 05-01-2013 03:39 PM

I built a similar sized garden shed all alone. I did the rafters from scratch as they were easy to lift piece by piece. I didn’t use any steel connection plates, just nails, but I use some wooden gussets at inside peak to strengthen the rafter joining. I did prefab the walls on my flat wooden terrace which my wife helped me move into place. The structure gets pretty solid when the roof beams are nailed on and the walls are anchored to the cement pad it sits on. that makes it stable and easy to work on top. I clamped a temporary board at each end to support the ridge beam which I then temporarily nailed into place until I could get some rafters up.

Good luck with your build!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.


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