Shed Roof Framework

This was by the side of the road on Hwy. 61. It’s a good visual example for a novice builder of the framing of the simplest of stud-frame buildings: the shed roof. Looks like 2×4 studs, 2×6 rafters. Also looks like the builder is part-way through blocking the rafters.

  I’m in Duluth in a hotel room at the Fitger (150-year-old) Brewery/Inn, looking out at the foggy (and cold) waters of Lake Superior, getting ready to head back home this afternoon. I’m looking through the hundreds of photos I’ve shot in this somewhat remote corner of the USA. What to do with all this “content?”

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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