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wood size for roof framing?

dsw's Avatar

Join Date: May 2004
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05-31-07, 07:45 AM   #1  
wood size for roof framing?

I've built a 6x6 clubhouse in my backyard that is about 7 feet off the ground. I've used 2x6's for the floor joists and 2x4s for the wall framing.

Can I use 2x4s for the roof framing as well, with a 2x6 center beam? I had thought about using 2x6s and a 2x8 center beam, but that seems like it will be too heavy for the structure and unnecessary given that the roof will not be supporting anything other than roofing materials.

Thanks for your help.

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Join Date: Apr 2006
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05-31-07, 09:13 AM   #2  
my rafter span tables only go down to 2x6 & those are good for 11'. I think you would be more than fine with 2x4 rafters & 2x6 ridge beam. the rafters will only be spanning 4'ish depending on your roof slope.

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