Table of Contents
- 1Introduction and Informative Stuff
- 2Plan Drawings and a Material List
- 3Making the floor
- 4Making the front and rear wall frames
- 5Making the curved members
- 6Making the side wall frames
- 7Marking the plywood wall panels
- 8Cutting and preparing the roof frame
- 9Painting the wall frames and panels
- 10Fixing the wall panels to the frames
- 11Putting the floor in place
- 12Standing the walls
- 13Assembling the roof frame
- 14Covering the roof
- 15Making the door
- 16Making the window
- 17Installing the door and the window
- 18The drip caps
- 19A few help notes for the Tudor Shed project
Assembling the roof frame
Section 13.1. Putting up the ridge A piece of sawn, or dressed lumber of greater width than thickness. Usually 19mm (3/4") to 38mm (1 1/2") thick and 75mm (3") or more wide.
The Uppermost horizontal framing member on a roof, to which the tops of the rafters are fixed. needs to be positioned so that the rebated parts at each end sit on top of the apex of the front and rear wall.
This is best done by fixing a couple of Covered with a protective coating of zinc. hurricane ties to each end of the The horizontal line at the top of opposing sloping sides of a roof running parallel with the building length. board, in line with the beginning of the rebates.
It is now an easy matter to To secure with nails or screws. the ridge board in place, by nailing through the hurricane ties into the inside-top of the front and rear walls.
Section 13.2. Fixing the fly rafters
Fix the four made-up fly-rafter, Blocking. A pieces of wood that runs between other members (studs, joists, rafters) to provide support, add strength and/or act as a solid support between panel joins., and common-rafter combinations (the units that look a bit like a ladder) in place.
This is best done by sitting one unit (fly-rafter, block, and common-rafter combinations) on one side of the rear wall The top horizontal framing member of the wall., so that the top of the rafters (fly and common) are up hard against the ridge board, (with the tops of the rafters being Being even with. with the tops of the ridge A supporting member., and the outside of the fly-rafter being flush with the end of the ridge beam).
You may need somebody to help hold it in place while you A short nail with a large flat head used for securing roofing felt, plasterboard, sheet metal to wood etc..
Nail through the ridge beam into the ends of the rafters. Do the same on the opposing side of the rear wall.
Ensure the rafters are Being of equal distance from each other at all points. with the top The top or bottom horizontal framing member of the wall. and then nail (toe nail, Toenail. A nail driven at an angle to the member.) through the Blocks, see Block. into the top plate to fix.
Likewise with the front wall.
Section 13.3. Adding the common rafters
Now add the rest of the common rafters evenly spread out along the ridge board. They should be approximately 16″ (400mm) On center; (See CENTERS) (See CENTERS.)
First nail them to the ridge board. Then run your eye along the ridge board and the side-wall top plates.
Ensure they are straight.
Fix the lower end of the common rafters to the side wall top plate by angle nailing (toe nailing) through the side of the rafters into the top plate.
Just one nail at each meeting to hold.
Then fix hurricane ties or similar fasteners to the rafters and the inside-top of the side walls.