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    Dec 2007

    Default learning to pitch

    I saw a 12x16 shed in a catalogue that I liked but couldn't afford the $14k price tag, so I decided to build it myself - my first attempt at a project on that scale, and only scaling froma photograph of the finished building. I framed and erected the walls with no problem, then looked around at my garage house and barn, all of which had 6/12 roof pitches, and proceeded to frame and sheath the roof with the same. When I was finished sheathing, I stepped back to look at it and realized it did not look quite right. Another look at the photograph convinced me I should have framed it as a 9/12. I debated for a day, asked my wife, and finally decided I couldn't live with it, so off it all came, and away to the scrap pile went the remains. The new roof I think looks like it belongs there. What do you think?
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