Free roof trusses construction plans are available from the websites of Iowa State University, Pro Barn Plans and Woodworkers Workshop. Some plans provide illustrations showing the step-by-step process of building roof t... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry

Gambrel roofs are most often found on barns but this architectural feature is also found on Dutch Colonial homes. Instead of straight sloping sides, each side forms a symmetrical peak, giving the roof line an arched look... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry

Design a basic wood truss to suit the purpose it is being built for, basing the dimensions of the truss on the measurements for the entire building. A well-designed wood truss can serve as a sturdy roof for a garden shed... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry

No roof trusses are available for sale online at Home Depot other than those sold as part of a carport or building kit. There is one snow load kit that strengthens an existing truss, and there are carport, utility buildi... More »

To build trusses, determine the pitch, or the slope, of the roof, and use a rafter square to measure the angles needed to construct the trusses with the correct slope. Make the mitered cut on each rafter, and secure them... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry

Websites with designs for building roof trusses include and Wood Workers Workshop also offers designs for a truss dining table, shelves, a clear-span barn, rafters and split-ring trus... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry

A roof can be added over an existing mobile home roof using traditional construction techniques. Materials needed for the project include lumber, insulation, nails, paint, sheathing material and shingles. To begin the pr... More »