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building a bee house,, 8 x 12 ,,, since Im doing theis by myslef, , I want to make the rafters on the ground,, how do I figure the angle to cut?

-- Stan (, April 27, 2002


You need to know the height of the center of the roof, then you can use a right triangle to figure the length of the rafters and the length of support pieces.

You can mark off the width of the building and then mark the height (at the center), then lay the rafters on this drawn out on the ground form and then mark and cut your angles for the center joint and the wall notches.

-- BC (, April 27, 2002.

Found a web site that might be helpful Rafters,

-- BC (, April 27, 2002.

What's a bee house, Stan? For extracting and bottling? Storage? No help on the rafters, I'm afraid - geometry, ICK!

-- Polly (, April 27, 2002.

bee house,, where Ill do my extracting and bottleing, and where I will stoer the equipment in winter. Thanks BC,,IM checking the site now

-- Stan (, April 27, 2002.

well,,just checked it out, and its a pay site, to get any info from it

-- Stan (, April 27, 2002.

No wonder it looked so good,

This link has Free Framing and Utility Plans,

This link has basic info. Rafters & Picture,

-- BC (, April 27, 2002.

Stan the easyist way i found to do it is to lay the 2x4s out on the floor on top of each other then mark your top angle !!

-- Grizz workin near D.C. (, April 28, 2002.

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