Today, we’re highlighting an article on rafter framing from THISisCarpentry, a blog 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.

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
  • Setting ridge posts and rafters

Be sure to read the full article, 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 tails, the history of rafter tails, and how to use epoxy for rot repair.