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Common rafters are the anatomical ribs of the building which support the roof covering.

They sit on and are attached to the purlins and the wall plate and are usually formed from 4″ x 3″ timbers laid on the flat side.

Common Rafters at Castle Ring Oak Frame

Some people find they clutter up the frame, making it too busy and woody and want them covered up. Others (and I’m unashamedly in this camp) wouldn’t dream of not exposing them, so you feel you’re in the upturned hull of a galleon.

Common Rafters at Castle Ring Oak

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