I’ve posted a few times re: a new front porch project that I am placing on my house. I plan on hiring the rough framing out although I’ll being doing the basic design work. What I would like to do is have a roof that is essentially a shed roof with a Gable coming out such that it frames the doorway. I’ve seen houses where this has been done and was wondering how one would frame the outside Gable end so that you get the open arched look. Obviously the carrying beam for the rafter and ceiling joists can’t span this area. But with no beam and hence no vertical support for the outside ridge beam how does one transfer the loads from the Gable portion of the roof. I hope this makes sense. The basic idea is a gable at a right angle to the long run of the shed, centered on the shed, probably 6-8′ wide with a vaulted ceiling, that is higher than the ceiling under the shed roof portions. I’ll see if I can post a drawing if further clarification is needed.
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