After the ridge beam was set, work began on fabricating the individual rafters. It is a laborious, time-consuming activity. After measuring the length, the 16” steel beam is cut on the 45 degrees at each end. Then a further 45 degrees cut on the bottom is made creating a square face flush with the outside joist of the attic floor. Cutting is done with a grinder saw using 1/8” abrasive discs. Then a 5’ 8” rafter extension is screwed to the bottom portion of the rafter creating the 2’ extension of the eave overhand. Once the rafter is fabricated, it is affixed to the ridge beam and the attic floor. This process is repeated 25 times and then the valley’s will be tackled.

Let the cutting begin!