Reply by Charlie

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Framing a roof. Stick or trusses?

View Charlie's profile


1100 posts in 2283 days

#1 posted 05-03-2013 02:28 PM

reedwood. Yeah I’m making a “beam” using a pair of 2×4s on edge (with 1/2” plywood filler and capped with another 2×4 (flat). It will be 13 feet long (10 building, 1ft lookout at back gable and 2 ft lookout at front gable). So the side walls will be shortened by about 5 inches to accommodate. I know it’s overkill, but one of the things it does is let me just cut roof rafters the same for the entire length. 13 feet of roof. The ridge board is a single 2×8 also 13 feet, supported at both gables. Should make it easy for me to hang the rafters by myself.

I might just make the beam with doubled 2×4 and leave off the cap. It’s only supporting a 2 ft overhang at most.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics