Today we are tackling a big beginner lesson, which is common rafter layout and cutting. Common rafters are the most 'common' type of rafter in construction, therefore, it's the best place to start when you are learning roof framing. Without a doubt, the framing square is the best tool for rafter layout, but I thought it would be good to show that it can also be done using a speed square. There are many ways to calculate rafter length, here's just one way, enjoy!
RAFTER BASCIS PART 2: https://youtu.be/AVzQznTCvCw
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My name is Josh Fedorka, and I’m the founder of Training Hands Academy™. I have been a carpenter and woodworker for over 25 years. I have also held certifications in home energy auditing and have built several LEED certified homes in New England.
God has gifted me with many “hands on” skills and it is my calling and purpose to share those skills by teaching others. Whether it is to seek a career in carpentry, become a general contractor or improve one’s DIY skills and knowledge, the motivation behind THA is to help others successfully learn how to work with their hands.