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What is a Jack Rafter in Carpentry Terms?

This is a piece of roof support framing in the form of a Rafter that is secured at one end to the top of the wall framing and tends to meet with the corresponding rafter in the middle. These are often supported by hip rafters for maximum support.

by Margaret Walker on Mon, 12/14/2009 - 08:03

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