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Doghouse Dormers: Framing from the Ground Up

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

Doghouse dormers can be the perfect accent to many house styles. Rhode Island builder and Fine Homebuilding contributing editor Rick Arnold shows his technique for cutting and assembling doghouse-dormer parts on the ground to minimize rooftop assembly time -- and also to minimize the duration that a house's interior is open and at risk to the elements. Arnold highlights the process with details about how he calculates a precise roof pitch, then uses the Pythagorean theorem to determine dimensions for framing members and dormer parts. Included are sidebars about dormer design and the California valley that Arnold uses when installing a doghouse dormer.

Doghouse Dormers: Framing from the Ground Up
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