Cut two pattern rafters,
following the RAFTER TEMPLATE. Test-fit
the rafters using a 2 × 8 spacer block, then cut the remaining twelve common
rafters. Cut eight rafters for the gable end overhangs—these do not have bird’s
Cut the 2 × 8 ridge board at 156″. Draw the rafter layout onto the
top plates and ridge board, using 16″ on-center spacing. The outsides of
the outer common rafters should be 6″ from the ends of the ridge board.
Install the rafters. Reinforce the rafter-wall connection with metal anchors—install them on all but
the outer common rafters.
Cut three 2 × 4 rafter ties at 96″, and clip the top outer corners
so they won’t project above the rafters. Position each tie next to a pair of
rafters as shown in the FRAMING ELEVATIONS. Facenail each tie end to the rafter
with three 10d nails, then toenail each tie end to the top wall plate with two
Cut the gable-wall plates to
reach from the ridge to the wall plates. Install the plates with their outside
edges flush with the outer common rafters. Cut and install the gable studs,
following the FRAMING ELEVATIONS.