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Posted on Framing a roof. Stick or trusses?

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#1 posted 05-03-2013 01:44 PM

Lol! Happy wife… Happy life!

I love this topic, perhaps because its my ‘wheelhouse’.

One other teency consideration is the fasteners from your roofing protruding through the sheathing. On my project we addressed this by using old fencing slats to mimic a tongue and groove from the underside and using 5/8 CDX Plywood on top. You could use many products like this. Beadboard would look really nice… And cottagey. Pricey too.

For our project, we used an existing play set for framing and beams, and fence slats for the interior siding and faux exposed roof decking. I don’t consider myself particularly environmentally conscious, but I do love the idea of reusing previously milled and used lumber, as well as saving money by doing so.

Plenty of energy/talent/fuel/labor/life went into so much that gets sent to the landfill. It’s always nice to re-utilize those things where we can.

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