Framing a Butterfly Roof Framing a Butterfly Roof

What You'll Need
Wood
Saw
Screwdriver or hammer
Screws or nails

A butterfly roof is seen in many homes and businesses in America today, and was very popular after the second World War. You can build one in your own construction project, as they have a number of benefits. If you want to know how to frame your butterfly roof, follow a few simple guidelines to getting the job done quickly and easily.

Step 1 - Make the Gables

The butterfly roof is made from two gables at either end of the construction which flow down towards each other. You will, therefore, need to begin to frame the roof by building the gables. Do this with two long pieces of wood, and two more pieces half the length. The two long pieces will go at the end of the gable, and the two short pieces will go in the middle. Repeat for the other side.

Step 2 - Attach the Joints

You then need two lengths of wood along each end of the gables, to hold the two pieces together, one at the top, and one in the middle. You should then take two long pieces of wood, and cut them down to size until they reach from the tall posts to the short posts. Place these on the top of the supports, and nail into position.

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