How to Build a Reciprocal Roof Frame
A reciprocal roof frame This is a long-delayed post about building my reciprocal roof frame. This entry documents the details of building my reciprocal roof frame, including the type of wood I used, the number of rafters, and the work process itself. I hope that this will be useful for individuals who want to attempt building a similar frame. With the general lack of information about reciprocal roof construction on the internet, I hope this will become a primary resource. Here we go… Raising the reciprocal roof A reciprocal roof is a beautiful and simple self-supporting structure that can be composed of as few as three rafters, and up to any imaginable quantity (within reason, of course). My Reciprocal Roof Frame Here are some specs of my reciprocal roof frame: 14 primary raftersBlack locust poles except for one pin oak (used green)All rafters have a diameter of roughly 5″ at the top end of the poles (heavy!) In total, the roof frame is composed of 28 poles. The Charlie Stick Heavy poles!