What companies offer a diagram on how to build gambrel roof rafters?


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Some online resources for diagrams that show the construction of gambrel roofing include CheapSheds.com and BlockLayer.com. The diagrams provide visual steps and dimensions for the placement of the rafters as they fit into the typical octagon shape.

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BlockLayer.com provides an interactive tool that allows the builder to change the pitch of the lower rafters to change the shape. As the slider moves left or right, the diagram automatically displays the roof, pitch and angles, and also shows how to cut the boards.

CheapSheds.com offers diagrams as well as step-by-step instructions, including a parts list. A table helps calculate the number of pieces to cut, and the site also offers instructional videos.

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