Shed Rafter Detail

timber frame shed rafter detail for a porch

 

Using a ledger, a post and plate system along with shed common rafters is a fast and effective way to construct an exterior porch or storage area.  In this shed rafter detail the 4×8 rafters are housed into the upper ledger 3/4 inch and secured with an 8 inch structural screw.  At the plate the rafters are housed on the outside of the plate 3/4 inch and secured with at least a 10 inch structural screw.  The housings are added not only for added strength but to insure the cleanest looking joinery for years to come.

 

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