I'm planning a small house for my mom. To maximize space, it will be single story with a 12/12 roof that can be converted to second floor living in the future.
Joists and Rafters will be 16" o.c. From ridge to plate is about 19'9" (14' span). 2x8x20' are about $17 around here. 2x8x24' Are about $39!
So.. I need to get creative with the tails.
I am trying for a "Craftsman" look so it will all be exposed. Any Ideas?
BTW, I found the thread on laying rafters on a plate on top of the joists interesting. I will be going that route also and plan on using Simpson VPA-2's to attach the rafters to a 2x6 plate running perpindicular to the joists. That should take care of thrust issues and keep from having to notch the rafters.
Any and all ideas/experiences will be considered. You guys have really been a big help so far. I feel like my house is getting designed by committee! But, its working, and the local building department is happy. (so far, so good.)
Edited 10/27/2005 4:07 am ET by TDRucker
Edited 10/27/2005 4:10 am ET by TDRucker