Building a Hip Roof

Project: Vermont Farmhouse, Episode 4, Part 1

Framing work progresses, as Dan Enright and crew work on the home's hip roof, as well as the truss system over the garage. In the basement, Bob talks to Tim Woods (from Internet Home Alliance) about the special wiring that is being installed to make this farmhouse a "connected" home.
Part 1: Building a Hip Roof
Bob talks with lead framing carpenter Dan Enright as he and his crew work on the shed roof over the kitchen/family room area. What complicates the job is that the shed roof ends at the corner in a hip. This means the hip rafter will determine the lengths of all the different final rafters.

Bob points out that, when framing a hip, it's important to alternately counter a rafter from one side with one from the other in order to prevent bowing out the hip rafter. With the rafters in place, the only thing left to do is add OSB sheathing.
Part 2: Structured Wiring Options
Part 3: Touring NASA's Johnson Space Center
Part 4: Garage Truss Construction
The wooded New England setting, with quaint towns and covered bridges, provides the perfect backdrop for building a traditional Vermont-style farmhouse.

Bob works with the Quechee Lakes Development Company to build a residence that hearkens back to the past yet satisfies the needs of a family in the new millennium.

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