Hours per Day:8am - 5pm each day with two half-hour breaks at 11am and 2pm
Basic layout calculations and actual layout and construction of all the pieces for a roof system. Calculating post length and slabbing all the required flats.
This course is optional but can only be taken by students who have completed the Comprehensive Log Building Course. Students will learn how to do roof element calculations as well as explore design criteria in determining the elevation and lengths for all roof components. They will then put these methodologies to use in practical application by constructing and installing the actual roof.
Course Components What You'll Learn
Calculating roof elements including plate line, rise, run, span and pitch.
Calculating settling factors
Calculating required heights
Layout procedures, determining offsets
Use of framing squares, chalk lines, jigs, templates
Plate line identification
Pitch cuts, apex, purlin thickness, pocket cut
Determining framing and finishing requirements
Centerline mark procedures
Cut and finish methods (cut all slabs, end cuts, notches, scarfes and bevels, mortises and tenons
Layout, cutting and drilling holes
Brace and connection methods
Student Tools & Equipment What You Need to Bring & What We Provide
You Need to Bring
Chalkline (red or blue)
Hammer for chipping out wood pieces (claw should not be too bent, Beat uses an estwing 22oz).
Small speed square
Chainsaw pants or chaps
Steel toe boots
Clothes for any kind of weather
Hard hat with earmuffs
Log home building tools, including
unBEATable School of Log Construction T-shirt
Of these tools, some will be available for students to purchase, including scribes, slicks, drawknives, and chainsaws. We will be able to provide tools in the event a student is unable to transport or supply what is required. We are currently looking into tool packages available for overseas students.