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Charlie

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#1 posted 484 days ago

yeah I bought a half light with the grid so it looks like a divided light pane. And yeah I know that the lookouts are most often ladder framed, sometimes like the 1 ft one would just be ladder pieces nailed or lagged in place to extend the roof. The 2 ft one in front would use barge rafters. But for me… working all by myself… the cantilevered beam allows me to handle pieces I can handle alone, and it’s a legitimate method. Just different. And only on a garden shed would it be the entire top of a wall. See… I was taught that for a cantilever, you worked 3 to 1. For every foot of cantilever you had to carry back 3 feet. So to go 2 feet I’d be 6 feet into the wall. The back 1 foot would have a beam 3 feet into the wall. Well now you’ve used 9 feet of a 10 foot wall. Might as well just set a full length beam! heheheh.

Always more than one way I think.


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