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  1. Framing
    I’m converting my garage into a workshop. It has a hipped roof which was constructed over a 100 years ago. I was hoping to lengthen/lower the collar ties In order to hang lights and support dust collection as it crosses the space but I’m worried I’ll wreck the ceiling. After installing new ties...
  2. Carpentry
    Ridge beam, shmidge beam. Who needs them? And, aren't collar ties the answer for all sagging roof systems? Those questions are among framers' most commonly asked. And also a hot offshoot of the recent post on over-engineering. As promised in that thread I dusted off the column I wrote a...
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