Rafter Bearing and Anchorage … So, of course, the rafters need to `bear’ on (be supported by) something. For Linda’s Goat Barn the rafters will rest on `headers’. The design of the barn, remember, is `pole barn’, e.g., rafters supported …

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Now let’s check our roof rafter design. Recall that we (I) came up with 2×6 rough sawn (actual dims) stressed to 900 psi, which is probably doable in SP lumber, and likewise doable with 2×6 dimension lumber, but because the …

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Designing a roof rafter … (bending stress) … Linda wants a barn-shelter for her goats. Okay – I’ll do it. `Twelve by twenty-four.’ `Let’s go walk the site. It’s got some slope. I’ll make a stepped-barn, each section will be …

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