Ridge board

ridge board

[′rij ‚bȯrd]
(building construction)
A horizontal board placed on edge at the apex of the roof.

Ridge board

A longitudinal member at the apex of a roof that supports the upper ends of the rafters.
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Blue Ridge's board of directors will appoint three River directors to join the Blue Ridge Board.
Once the rafters were cut, they were nailed to a ridge board that was supported by two short 2-by-6s (one in front and one in back) and nailed to the top plate.
com)-- The District 29 Sunset Ridge Board of Education and the Sunset Ridge Education Association (SREA) are pleased to announce the approval of a five-year collective bargaining agreement, effective September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2019.
The Fern Ridge board is working to finalize a contract with Storm and hopes to approve a contract on March 31.
Cut the ridge board to length and mark the rafter positions on it.
Note that the base and middle purlin are the same length (six feet), but the ridge board protrudes (four feet) from the face of the right-hand arch; the ridge of the left-hand section protrudes two feet.
On Friday, 4 May, Grietje McBride UE and Bob McBride UE, Kawartha Branch's Education Committee members, represented our Branch at the annual Historica Fair at Orono, judging entries by Junior and Intermediate students from across the Kawartha Pine Ridge Board of Education.
Tack a piece of 1 1/2-inch-thick scrap wood to the top end of one rafter (to simulate the ridge board that will be part of the completed roof), then get some help temporarily hoisting the rafters up and leaning them against each other.
The coop is framed with a series of truss-like triangles connected by a ridge board at the peak and a floor frame, around the perimeter.
Fire protection) with wooden handrail, low angle view plastered on reed mats; Roof trusses as a saddle, hip and a tent roof with standing roof without ridge board, consisting of rafters, a Mittelpfette with pliers, post with struts and a cross brace, and Aufschiebling and dormers in different sizes.
Hand-framing a roof is usually challenging, but we've made the job foolproof with a simple trick: You use the siding to center and support the ridge board while you scribe, cut and install the rafters.
The Fern Ridge board, which holds the reins on the district's contract with the military-style charter school, agreed this week to forgive $6,000 in back rent for the lease of Central Elementary School.