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Framola Extra Strong British Made Timber Rafter U Shape Bracket - One Piece Solid Steel Indoor Outdoors Rafter Brackets - Durable and Rustproof - Black (4" x 2")

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As the name suggests, these handy connectors are typically used to attach rafters to the ridge beam at the peak of your roof. They work just as well to connect rafters to top plates. They work especially well with a lean-to shed. You’re in the middle of a build and it’s time to begin framing your shed roof. You know there are a variety of ways how to attach rafters and trusses to the top plate, but you aren’t sure which is best for your project.

Simple, strong and effective. These angle connectors from Simpson Strong-Tie create a solid connection between truss and top plate and are relatively easy to install. They work by creating a connection right at the 90 degrees joint of the truss and top plate.At the top, where the rafters meet, they are either angled to meet at a point or attached to a horizontal ridge beam. A ridge beam runs the length of the shed roof, connecting every pair of rafters. Lastly, you’ll want to mark out the ridge beam in the same spots you’ve marked your top plate. I take the ridge beam and lay it on the top plate of one side of the wall, then mark the edge of the ridge beam just where I’ve marked the top plate. Make sure the top plate and ridge beam are aligned exactly.

Install these connectors where you’ve made your marks – this will save you tons of hassle later when you’ve got the whole assembly up.

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That new vertical and the horizontal line you drew extending toward the inside of your shed are the cuts you’ll make – a triangle. These rafters require extra measurement to mesh the hip gable to the ridge beam properly. They also make sheathing and adding roofing material a bit more difficult due to the added angles on your roof. King Rafter Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to build quite a few shed roofs, and no two are ever the same. I’ve done simple gables, slant roofs and a few lean-to’s – and probably a few others I can’t quite recall. And of course, every time I build a new roof, I’m always learning how to build different types of shed rafters.

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