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Posted on Framing a roof. Stick or trusses?

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Charlie

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#1 posted 05-03-2013 01:31 PM

Not sure why you thought the walls were 10 feet tall. They’re 8 ft tall.
The 12:12 pitch is because that’s what my wife wants and it’s her garden shed. :) It’s over in a far back corner of the yard. The pitch on the house and shop are 4:12 and 6:12 I think. Been a while, but the house is easier to walk than the shop :) ..and I’ve done 12:12 before and this is pretty small. 12:12 is walkable but I’ll still have jacks for safety. I’m too old to be sliding off a roof even if it’s only about a 7 ft drop. I’ve ordered the 5/8 roof sheathing (plywood, not OSB) mostly because I don’t like the springy feel of the 1/2 inch decking.

Originally I checked into trusses just for the speed of putting it together, but I’ve settled on stick framing it. I have time. I’m retired. And it actually got easier for me when she decided on the 12:12 pitch. She wants it to look like a little cottage or something. Whatever. I just cut wood. This is the same woman who encouraged me to make all of our kitchen cabinets and figured, “They’re just boxes. How hard can it be?” :)

I’ll over-build it. It’ll be fine. I’ll be able to modify practically any part of it, and in the end…. she’ll be happy to have her own space. For me, I have to just build it and move on. I have other stuff to do too.


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