How to Build a Shed – How To Build Roof Trusses – Video 4 of 15

How to Build a Shed - How To Build Roof Trusses - Video 4 of 15 – In this video Henry teaches you how to build your own trusses using the shed floor for truss layout and assembly jig. Everything you need to know is included in our detailed instructions – some of the main parts covered in this DIY roof trusses tutorial are:

– How to measure and cut the truss rafters and bottom chord
– How to layout the trusses on your shed floor
– How to make the assembly jig for the trusses using the shed floor
– How measure, cut and install the plywood truss gussets
– How to assemble, glue and fasten the trusses

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20 Replies to “How to Build a Shed – How To Build Roof Trusses – Video 4 of 15”

  1. I like to lay out 1 truss on the floor like you have done. But once that is done, I build all the others on top of the first truss laid out on sawhorses. That way, I am not crawling around on my hands and knees. I also use galvanized nails- they are cheaper and do not split the wood as much as screws.

  2. With a 7/12 pitch there would be plenty of room for a loft. How would a loft be incorporated if there is a bottom chord spanning the width of the shed? Could your shed and shed plans be flexible to design without the use of a bottom chord?

  3. MAN! Step by step and easy to understand. Instead of just ASSUMING we all know a certain step, each one is explained. How to do it and why! OUTSTANDING! One thing though. Its a PROJECT (pronounced PRAW ject) not PROE ject! LOL. Just a little humor.

  4. Would you be able to use wood glue to fix the gussets? I've seen a few tutorials on this, and I've only seen liquid nails being used…. Great job by the way. :). This is going to be my method on my new workshop. 🙂

  5. Only thing I'd do differently, is to use a preset drywall screw counter sink so as not over countersink screws and lose strength…..

  6. Say you wanted vertical fascia e.g. to install a gutter underneath it. Would it then make more sense to have the bottom chord protrude out the full width so the fascia attach to the ends of that bottom chord and the rafter sit on top of the bottom chord? So you'd have no angled cuts on the bottom chord and you'd have an angled cut on each end of the rafters. Would that make the trusses any weaker? (I can't help thinking it would actually be stronger as the meeting of the rafter and bottom chord would no longer be i the plane of possible movement if it did slip but maybe that's an illusion)

  7. i like that power driver but not how much it countersunk the screws on the gussets as it basically ate a good chunk of the thickness … I mean, a little less would keep things stronger.

  8. Two things:At 9:00 mins into the tutorial, a message pops up and says they have an updated layout for cutting the chord gussets. I can only assume it tells you this: You can "nest" the angular cuts and butt the straight cuts. Saves time and material.Second.The truss fixture:"Stops" should always be on the same side. (bottom/bottom, top/top, left/left, right/right).This will make removing the finished part from the fixture much easier.That said, with the bottom chord "stops" being attached to the front face of the floor joist, the rafter "stops" should be on the inside of the rafters (or inside the triangle).Its a minor detail, but again will make removal of the completed trusses from the fixture much easier.Very great videos so far!

  9. I like this method better than any other,lol, yes the math calculations confuse me,man am glad i found this & i've build a 16' x 20' using this same method & it is awesome!

  10. Thank you for making this video. Building is very easy…joists, framing… Then there's the roof. This makes it so easy to figure it out. I like the idea of using simple angles instead of basing it all on pitch. Fantastic work!! Thank you again!

  11. I know nothing about carpentry but 3 years ago I built my beautiful shed using country life projects plan. My shed is rock solid and better than the units they sell @ Home depot.

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