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Tiki Hut Roof Design Help
rterry
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Joined: Jul 14, 2011
Posts: 10
Posted: 2011-07-16 7:40 pm   Permalink

Ya ka'lenatiki, it is a bit deceptive but thanks to the guy for really showing clear pics of what he did...

anyway, you originally said 2 by 6 single for a 10ft by 6 ft structure should be okay... you think if I did 2 by 8 for the basic roof frame/top plate/ ceiling joist (whatever you want to call it) would definitely be sufficient?

Thanks for your help

On a side not, I am not doing a full roof, i have minimal snow load to deal with and just throwing thatch and felt paper across the rafters... not doing the full roof that he did...



 
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sur2baja
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Joined: Dec 01, 2006
Posts: 27
Posted: 2011-07-16 10:57 pm   Permalink

In the East and Midwest, people tend to double up 2X's but on the West Coast we tend to use the bigger lumber and not double up. I have no idea why. Now I don't have to deal with snow loads being on the left coast but I would I suggest refer to your local building requirements, look at your span table and use what is required by code. Again, go heavier than anticipated. You wont have sagging or deflection.
For a good discussion on roof dynamics read on:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=27536&forum=1

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