Tips and Tricks for Common Rafter Framing

"We have been fortunate to have Mike bring the Katz Roadshow to Dunn Lumber a few times in the past, so we know the kind of quality construction education he has to offer. This article is just one more example of that."

Jim Coshow


Today, we’re highlighting an article on common rafter framing from THISisCarpentry, a blog published by our good friend and expert carpenter Gary Katz. Written by Katz Roadshow continuing educator Mike Sloggatt in 2012, the article remains current and addresses best practices for common rafter framing.

We have been fortunate to have Mike bring the Katz Roadshow to Dunn Lumber a few times in the past, so we know the kind of quality construction education he has to offer. This article is just one more example of that.

In the article, Mike discusses:

  • how to use a construction calculator to figure out rafter lengths and angles
  • best practices for laying out and cutting rafters
  • proper methods for calculating your ridge post height

Be sure to view the video, and check out the rest of THISisCarpentry for even more articles that help carpenters master their craft. For more roof framing content, check out our blogs on how to repair rafter tailsthe history of rafter tails, and how to use epoxy for rot repair.