Why are some rafters called Jack and others just called Rafter? Do you know? I do 🙂 At least I think I do, because I asked Rick, but that was a while ago.
The jack rafter is shorter than the “common” rafter. Typically, a jack rafter is used because something else is going on.
For example, in a hip roof design, the rafter that connects to the hip rafter will be called Jack.
Do you see the common, jack and hip rafters? I hope I have this correct, Jessie?
If you are driving through Weathersfield, VT, take Exit 8 off of Interstate 91 to stop in and take a look and this cute timber frame bus shelter.
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