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.
References in periodicals archive ?
They discussed the idea on several occasions by themselves, then with attorneys from the city and the school district, before presenting the proposal to the Pea Ridge Board of Education and the City Council.
FRAME THE ROOF Mark the rafter locations on the ridge board and prop it up with temporary supports.
The Fern Ridge board is working to finalize a contract with Storm and hopes to approve a contract on March 31.
First, attach the legs to the top ridge board. Notice the legs are attached so their edges are six inches from the ends of the ridge board.
Northfield, IL, August 30, 2014 --(PR.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.
Blue Ridge's board of directors will appoint three River directors to join the Blue Ridge Board. After the merger, Plum will continue to serve as president and chief executive officer of Blue Ridge and Haley will serve as president and chief operating officer of the combined bank and as a director on theBlue 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.
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.
He had to slope the back half of the ridge board down, toward the house, so it didn't interfere with second-story windows.
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.