Saturday, October 26, 2013

Full Length Roof Framer the Missing pages

I've cut over a 1,000 roofs from the Full Length Roof Framer by A.F.J Riechers and the one thing that has always bothered me was the explanations - drawings in the book. I think the following drawings should have been included in the Full Length Roof Framer as well as the book Simplified Roof Framing by Wilson & Werner.



Missing pages from both books

With a simple drawing showing the roof plane alignment point it would have been a lot easier to understand the hip rafter backing angle and depth.


With a simple drawing showing a jack rafter layout board it would have been a lot easier  to find the length of the first jack rafter.


With a simple drawing showing a standard roof framing kernel it would have been a lot easier  understand bastard hip roofs.


With a simple drawing showing the hip rafter shift - offset at the eave line it would have been a lot easier  understand bastard hip roofs.




With a couple of simple drawings showing showing the plumb line shift for jack rafters it would have been a lot easier  understand jack rafter side cuts.






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