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Page 4 Roof Trusses

Page 2 The First Floor
Page 3 The Second Floor
Page 4 Roof Trusses
Page 5 Roof Shingles
Page 6 Adding Stairs
Page 7 Walls and Windows for the Second
Page 8 First Floor gets Door and Windows
Page 9 Living Without the Utility Company
Page 10 Rain Water Collection
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We chose a gambril (barn style) roof to give more room on the second floor. I designed the roof trusses using a CAD program and put them together in my garage.

The trusses are made from 2x6's and are connected together with 1/2" plywood gussets.

The trusses are on 24" centers. They are fastened to the cabin with a brackets that I found at the hardware store. The bracket allow screws to be placed into the truss and into the plate of the second floor. They provide a secure attachment without having to toe nail.

Then we sheathed the roof with 1/2 inch plywood, covered with 30 lb. tar paper.




Page 5 Roof Shingles

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