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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As an engineer I tend to design structures from the top down. First the roof loads, which determine rafters, or trusses, or whatever roof framing members. Then the beams/headers/girders supporting the rafters, then the columns or walls supporting the headers, …

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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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