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What is a King Rafter in Carpentry Terms?

This is simply a standard rafter or support beam that is used at one end of the roof to set the overall framing in place for the roof. It is used in standard hip roofing and must be placed very carefully for the sake of maintaining the structural integrity of the roof.

by Margaret Walker on Mon, 12/14/2009 - 08:06

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