Table of Contents
- 1Introduction, measurements, wood sizes
- 2Material requirements
- 3The Plans
- 4The Plans (continued)
- 5The Instructions
- 6Making the walls
- 7Adding battens, window/door openings
- 8Levelling the floor and standing the walls
- 9Making the roof
- 10Fitting the ridge capping
- 11Fitting the valley boards
- 12Making the door
- 13Fitting the door
Making the roof
Step 9. Making the roof beams and fixing the roof panels
For the roof A supporting member. cut two pieces of 100mm x 25mm (1″ x 4″) stock the same length as the floor, which should be 1590mm (63 5/8″) long.
A cut lengthwise along a board that also runs with the grain. (As opposed to cross-cut.) down (cut lengthwise) each piece so that one side is 25mm (1″) wider than the other side, thus being able
to make a symmetrical inverted ‘V’ when the two pieces are nailed together at right-angles. Confused? take a careful look at the diagram below.
Next cut one of the beams in half and then cut back at an angle of 45 degrees. (Also see diagram.)
Then To secure with nails or screws. a Short lengths of metal strap 25×1 (1/16×1) used to fix members together to resist uplift. (or similar fastener) to the square-cut end of each beam (4 in all).
Run (overhang) the metal straps by 35mm (1 3/8″) past each beam.
Fixing the roof beams in place
Sit the long beam in position at the apex between the two side walls. The metal strap overhang will The part of the plywood wall panels that overlaps the door and window frame, and protrudes into the door or window area and covers any gaps between the door/window and the surrounding frame. It acts as a stop for the door and also stops the rain getting in. the beam from falling while it is being nailed in place.
Next, fix the half beams in place in the same manner between the apex of the front and rear walls and the middle of the long beam.
Fixing the roof panels in place
First A short nail with a large flat head used for securing roofing felt, plasterboard, sheet metal to wood etc. the top of the roof panels Being even with. (even) with the top of the beam.
When the tops of all roof panels are fixed securely to the roof beam, THEN nail the panels to the Running parallel with the slope of the roof at the gable. (top) wall Narrow board used to cover claddingThe exterior surface of a building. joins or used for decorative purposes..