Shed kit and roof trusses

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Shed kit and roof trusses

Post by Bluesv6 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:53 pm

So I am looking at building a shed in the spring or summer next year .

I have watched the shed building series and the roof trusses video is confusing and feel there is too big of chance of error.

I have found a kit that has brackets to attach trusses and to build them. If I was to use this kit ,I would beef up the shed design and most likely would use the shed design expert for the roofing .

I have attached a pdf of the kit I am considering, what is everyone's thoughts?

Or better just to suck it up and build as in the video? For the roof and such .

I havent decided fully on shed soze , but is going to be one of the following, 8 x10 , 10 x 10 or 8 x 12 .

Any help is greatly appreciated as usually , if the pdf does not open please let me know .

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Re: Shed kit and roof trusses

Post by Shannon » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:52 pm

Most of those kits are sub standard lumber and can lead to a shed you are not happy with.
You could also order trusses from a Russ manufacture if you think cutting them
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Re: Shed kit and roof trusses

Post by A. Spruce » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:18 pm

Building a shed roof is WAY too simple to waste time and money worrying about trusses. Simply call Shannon, he comes, builds shed . . . no wait, that isn't right! ;) :mrgreen:

Seriously, framing a shed roof is very easy. Set your ridge beam, from there you can easily calculate the angles and notches needed to fit the rafters. Once you get the first one perfectly fit, THAT becomes your template for all the others, simply trace and duplicate it.
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Re: Shed kit and roof trusses

Post by Bluesv6 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:48 pm

Thank you for both of the responses, the kit I would have just used the brackets no wood involved . I spent some time going over rafters and how to cut them and such . When I build the shed I will most likely will cut the rafters , I am sure will take some trial and error . As spruce and Shannon mentioned once the rafter is cut one can trace and cut .

Thank you for the input I am sure I will ahve more questions once I get further along .

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Re: Shed kit and roof trusses

Post by A. Spruce » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:51 pm

Ask away, we'll be here. 8-)
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Re: Shed kit and roof trusses

Post by Bluesv6 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:08 am

http://howtospecialist.com/outdoor/shed ... diy-plans/

So I have been spending time researching roofs , sheds and such . I have found barn plans (gambrel roof ) There are two reasons I am considering the gambrel roof . The first one is for storage reasons ,I feel I could get alot more storage room up above . The other is the trusses seem like they would easier to construct . Would you say these trusses would be solid for snow country ? Would it be a good idea to add some extra bracing without cutting down on storage space ?

Also what would the degree of difficulty be to build this ? Compared to a gable style shed ?

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Re: Shed kit and roof trusses

Post by Shannon » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:18 am

With those plans everything is figured out for you if the shed will be that exact size they made it pretty easy.
Those trusses or any others reinforced by plywood gussets will hold for extra snow weight .
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