The four hip rafters (Photo 8) rest over each corner and meet the ends of the ridge board.
8 NAIL the jack rafters to the hip rafters (8d galvanized) and to the header below (16d galvanized).
"We had a good idea of what the architect wanted--an intersection of cupola beams, hip rafters
, and round pine poles to bear their loads--but we had to come up with the hardware," Gollihugh says.
Cut the two longer hip rafters to the dimensions shown in Fig.
Next, cut the two remaining hip rafters; these are 3/4 in.
The lower end will rest on the fascia; the upper end will rest on the ledger (it it's a common rafter) or a hip rafter
(if you're marking a jack rafter).
It still relies on the triangular structure for strength, but the balance of forces that work through those hip rafters
and "jacks" (Fig.
* Parallam lumber for hip rafters
, beams & posts