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Doghouse Dormers: Framing from the Ground UpOnline Membership Required

Assembling parts on the ground and cutting the roof at the last minute provide a low-stress route to a high-value project

Hip-Roof Framing Made EasierOnline Membership Required

Measure from the rafter's bottom edge for exact layout

Open Up a Ceiling with a Steel SandwichOnline Membership Required

Bolted between rafters, an angled steel flitch plate can eliminate the need for rafter ties in cathedral ceilings

Q & A: Tying a new roof into an old one

Rolling Roof Trusses

Factory-made trusses save time and give you a roof engineered for strength and stability

Cutting plywood to size
Cutting plywood to size

Whether your sheet goods become sheathing or cabinetry, you need to know how to cut them properly

Laying out a common rafter
Laying out a common rafter

For simple gable or shed roofs, you need to learn this basic building block of roof framing

Laying Out a Common Rafter

Laying out a common rafter

Framing a Roof ValleyOnline Membership Required

Do the math on a calculator so that you can concentrate on what's important: getting the rafters right

Q & A: Removing collar ties

Q & A: Widow’s walks

Raising Roof Trusses
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Raising Roof TrussesOnline Membership Required

Careful preparation and wise use of a crane can allow a good-size roof to be framed and sheathed in a day

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