This is the complete guide to framing any gable, Dutch, Tudor, California, gambrel, shed or gazebo roof -- including irregular roofs that can stump even experienced roof cutters. The author takes you through every measurement and every cut on each type of roof -- so you understand exactly what's required. He actually builds a model of each roof described, and recommends that you do the same.
With this manual you aren't restricted to rafter lengths and pitches listed in those rafter tables that roof cutters have struggled with for years. Instead, the author explains how to use an inexpensive hand-held calculator to figure any common, hip, valley or jack rafter in seconds -- including rafters on irregular roofs and rafter pitches that aren't in any rafter table.
Anyone who knows the methods described in this practical manual should have no trouble making a good living as a master roof cutter.