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Imagine framing a turret roof on site, two stories up, as simply as building a common garden gazebo. In this video, contributing editor Rick Arnold and his crew assemble a turret roof in the middle of a house’s second-story floor deck, which allows them to frame, sheathe, and shingle most of the structure without using ladders. Then, after the turret roof is assembled, it can slide into place and be integrated with the siding and roofing.
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Flashing dormers using peel-and-stick bowtiesby Rick Arnold
Measure from the rafter's bottom edge for exact layoutby John Carroll
Factory-made trusses save time and give you a roof engineered for strength and stabilityby Larry Haun
Guidelines for working efficiently and knowing how good is good enoughby Larry Haun
Tips from a custom framer make the engineered-lumber learning curve easier to negotiateby John Spier
Building an Affordable HouseTrade secrets to high-value, low-cost construction
For Pros By Pros: Building with Engineered LumberLearn to purchase and frame efficiently with engineered lumber for high-quality results.
Graphic Guide to Frame ConstructionA standard reference for residential framing details
Taunton’s For Pros by Pros: Framing RoofsExact calculations and cuts in framing members, plus advice on working with trusses
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