|Shows how to frame any type of roof in common use today, even if you've never framed a roof before. Includes using a pocket calculator to figure any common, hip, valley, or jack rafter length in seconds. Over 400 illustrations cover every measurement and every cut on each type of roof: gable, hip, Dutch, Tudor, gambrel, shed, gazebo, and more.|
480 pages, 8-1/2 x 11
This is the complete guide to framing any gable, Dutch, Tudor, California, gambrel, shed or gazebo roof - including irregular roofs that can stump even experienced roof cutters. The author takes you through every measurement and every cut on each type of roof so you understand exactly what's required. He actually builds a model of each roof described, and recommends that you do the same. When your model matches the author's model, you're an experienced roof cutter for the type of roof just completed.
With this manual you aren't restricted to rafter lengths and pitches listed in those rafter tables that roof cutters have struggled with for years. Instead, the author explains how to use an inexpensive hand-held calculator to figure any common, hip, valley or jack rafter length in seconds - including rafters on irregular roofs and rafter pitches or lengths that aren't in any rafter table. Anyone who knows the methods described in this practical manual should have no trouble making a good living as a master roof cutter.
About the Author
Marshall Gross learned roof cutting from a master German craftsman and worked as a production roof cutter for seven years before writing this book. He holds a teaching credential in several construction fields, and has taught roof cutting in apprentice training programs and in trade schools. Following the current trend, he has put the lessons in this book on two, full-length videotapes, available from this publisher. Mr. Gross is a member of Carpenter's Local 586.
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