A Small Roof for a Leaking Garage door

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Project by bobdurnell posted 12-25-2008 01:00 AM 10344 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

The roof is actually an awning over and exterior garage door. This project is probably more construction related than a woodworking project but there are some good joints in it. Since in Southern California we don’t have a snow load requirement we used the Rico load to test it. That’s my brother Rico also a LJ sitting on the little roof. We built it in the shop and lag screwed the large joint together and made rabbet joints to cover the end grain of the ledger. We attached the thing with 4 half inch lags to the side of the house and then we applied the cedar shake shingles. Had to use 6×6’s and resaw them to the 4×5 inch dimension we needed to match the existing roof. Most of the cuts were made using a skill saw and a hand saw.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#1 posted 12-25-2008 01:22 AM

An interesting way to test a roof.

Looks great. nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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