Hey, how are you doing? Well today I’m building my roof trust system and I’m going to build it before I built the walls. The reason for that is I had this nice level platform now behind me and that gives me a good surface to lay it out on. So the first thing I’m going to do is cut all my parts. So let’s walk over here. I’ll show you one of the finished trust systems and then I’ll show you the parts and then we’ll assemble it. This is the first trust that I built and from this I’ve made a cutlass through all my parts. So I’ve got the two by four on each side of the roof and then a two by four that goes across and it’s sandwiched together with a piece of half inch plywood. The first thing I’m going to do is cut all of my roof rafters and to make sure I cut them all to the same length, I’ve set a stop block up on my work cable.
well I’ve just finished cutting my last roof rafter and you can see how it lines up on the deck. I’ve created a Jig on the deck to create the trust. This way each trust will be exactly the same, so now that I have my roof rafters cut, we need the measurement for my cross piece, which is this piece right here and once I have that measurement I’ll move the stop block on my work table and cut every crosspiece. Okay, well I finished cutting all the cross pieces and you can see how the clay attached to the deck of the shed holds across piece, right where it needs to be. The next step is to cut half inch plywood and sandwich the trust together. Now I’ve already cut it too with, and I’m going to cut it to length using the same method of a stop block. I’m using half inch plywood to sandwich. The trust is come together and that’s where the strength of the roof will come from and I’ve already cut the moral point of my roof angle on one side and now I’m going to cross credit too late. On a, on the chop saw here. Now I cut it too with on my table saw and each piece of half inch plywood here is seven and three quarters of an inch wide. And the reason for that is that way I was able to get six pieces out of one sheet. Apply with. Yeah.
Now for the peak of the trust system, I’m using the same piece of half inch plywood and just flipping it over and actually using the cutoff for uh, for the part at the top of the roof. Okay.
Now that I have all the parts, I can start to assemble the trust system and I’m going to use liquid nail. We’re a little cooler though at the peak and on the cross brace. And then I’ll attach the half inch plywood with inch and five eighths long screws.
And for the brace I’m doing the same thing, a little bit of the liquid nail and then the cross brace. Huh?
Now I thought I should mention that I’m not going to be able to cut a birds mouth in the end of my roof rafter, and that’s because I’m using a two by four and there’s simply not enough material in the rafter. So what I’m doing is applying a clique at the bottom of the rafter with the exact angle of the roof, and then the clique will sit on the exterior wall to make sure that I’m attaching the clique in the exact same place on each rafter. I’ve set my square to seven inches, and simply by placing the end of the square at the end of the rafter, I know that I’ll always be at the same place and this will make setting the trusses that much easier.
Now that I’ve attached plywood to one side of the truss, I can simply flip it over and repeat the process.
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All right, well that’s about it. I’ll tell you, once you lay the Jig out and cut all your parts, it really goes pretty quick. Thanks for tuning in and I’ll see you next time.