This is actually the same Mascord floorplan as the other one I posted, but a different elevation.
The roof pitches for this one were 8-12 & 10-12. We precut most of the roof and gang cut the common rafters on this house. I don’t find I can gang cut efficiently on a split pitch hip roof. The front dormer was equal overhangs split pitch. We framed it so that the window cast light into the hallway.
Matt and I framed this roof on our own and tried to use as little scaffolding as possible because we don’t like the setup and tear down time. So we had to get creative with the equipment.
In addition some of the material was green doug fir 28′ and 30′. I was able to lift the 28′ up to him so he could stand at the top of our 10′ ladder and nail them in. The 30′ section, the upper ridge, we were able to nail the rafters to the ridge and then lift it in with the forklift and hold it there while we assembled the hips.
I had a blast working with Matt on this one. It was very rewarding and was a very clean job. He did most of the wall layout and I did the framing. It was fun to be a wall framer on this one, and he did a good job on the layout.
These customers were very nice and fun to build for and are very nice when we see them.
I’m not plugging Mascord for any other reason than I like to frame off their plans. They were very helpful too in sending me a roof framing sheet that had all the truss info backed out that I could draw in how I wanted to frame it, then we had it engineered locally by a great engineer named Terry Nettles out of Gig Harbor.
Matt and I set up and poured the foundation, did the framing, then we had a couple of others help us with the siding.
More pictures here http://picasaweb.google.com/TimothyUhler/Lot30Muirkirk?feat=directlink
Roof slopes were 8-12 and 10-12. My framing partner Matt and I framed this roof just the two of us. Some of the rafters were 28' and 30' green doug fir.
We cut this section on a Friday afternoon and decided to leave it over the weekend to "advertise" real framers were working this project :-)
Wherever possible we gang cut rafters. Matt's favorite part was knocking the birdsmouths out.