1: Introduction, & about the lumber
2: The plans: Side and front elevations
3: The floor & frame cutting list, & Instructions
4: The base and the floor, & the floor plan
5: The wall frames, & the stud layout plan
6: The roof frame, & roof detail plan
7: The roof blocking, detail plan, & legend
8: The covering, detail plan, & cutting pattern
9: The roof trim and the door
10: The window and the handrail
11: The materials list
● User Photos and Comments
Note: this is the standard (ft and inch) version. For the metric version click here
Step four: the roof frame
Centralize the two ridge supports [i] on top of the two end frames and fix in an upright position.
Balance the ridge beam [j] on top of the ridge supports [i] and fix in place with nails skewed (angled) through the ends of the ridge beam into the supports.
Fix the 10 common rafters [k] in place (5 each side) beginning with the end rafters and then the intermediates.
Fix the lean-to rafter supports [m] in place at the lower end of the top rafters [k]. (See diagram below.)
Fix the lean-to rafters [l] in place on top of the lower rafter supports [m], and so that the top of the lean-to rafters [l] are at a point 12 3/4" up from the bottoms of the top rafters [k]. (See diagram below.)
Nail the beam [n] to the end of the lower rafters.
Fix three posts [o] plumb under the beam [n]. One post in the middle and one at each end.