COMMUNITY FORUM

grover1

09:47AM | 04/22/03
Member Since: 04/21/03
1 lifetime posts
Bvtools
I am building a childern's play house and am having probles with the angle of the roof where two roofs meet. Both roofs are 45-degrees and meet at a 90-degree angle. I have one roof (roof a) attached and need to determine the angle of the end cut where the second roof (roof b)meets the first. The roof is made of 1x6's - it is these boards that I am trying to cut. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

45o
roof a /\_________ 45o
/ \ /\ roof b
/ \ / \
/ \___/____\
| | | |
| | | |
| | |

Mark Hammond

07:38AM | 04/23/03
Member Since: 05/09/01
246 lifetime posts
If anyone else wants to take a stab at this I welcome their input but the drawings that I got on the site are all but useless. If you can send a better drawing or a picture of the structure you plan to build I will gladly help with an answer....MJH

doug seibert

04:53AM | 04/24/03
Member Since: 08/10/02
843 lifetime posts
Grover........

Sounds like a T-shaped floor plan.......?

Two intersecting gable roofs...Valley....?

You need the valley rafters.......valley jack rafters......My "old school" framing book goes on for about 16 pages on how to calculate and cut these..........

A framing square has all the info printed on it but you need a book to read it...Good luck!

Question......Since this is a playhouse........is the roof constructed of just a "skin" or are there roof rafters involved??????

[This message has been edited by doug seibert (edited April 24, 2003).]

Altereagle

10:27PM | 04/24/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
You're asking for the cheek cut on a california valley jack... for a 6/12 set the circular saw at 29o and mark the side of the 2x6 with the level* line of the 6/12 on the framing square (*the 12 side). Once you've found the length of your first one the jack step for 16 o/c (I think) is 17 7/8

Altereagle

10:32PM | 04/24/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
..oh by the way the cut-offs can be used on the opposing side, so figure that into the rafter lengths you have.
You can do that by multiplying by the # of jack steps... say your first is 17 7/8" the 5th will be 89 3/8" ..right?

Alter Eagle Construction & Design

Altereagle

06:39AM | 04/29/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
How have you made out?
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Need a window and a door in a tight space? A Dutch door with a window may be your answer. These useful doors are split hor... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1