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Common rafter to plate joinery on low pitch roof

Started by Rylesmcmillin, February 14, 2024, 07:34:03 PM

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I'm looking for joint ideas joining common rafters to a plate. My rafters are 6x6 and plate is 8x8. The roof is a 6/12 pitch. Maybe I'm over thinking it but it seems too low pitch to use a step lap joint.


[font=Times New Roman,sans-serif;, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Do a google search for Historic American Joinery. and download the free pdf file.[/font]
Go to section 5 for Roof joinery. Look at all the different choices and find one that works for you.

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