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Dormer cheek construction

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Jtbrown, 26 Jan 2021.

  1. Jtbrown

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    Hi, I'm going to be converting my loft later this year. I've got 2D plans from my architect which give a good overview but they're lacking on how the dormer is framed. I'm teaching myself SketchUp and having a go at drawing the loft in 3D. I figured it'd help me understand how it's going to be built, and with ordering materials.

    I've been looking at images of other dormer constructions but I can't find anything that clearly shows how the dormer cheeks are constructed.

    How do you stud the dormer cheeks, should I run a diagonal timber from ridge to wall plate and build up from that? If that's the case how do you tie the stud work into the rafters?

    Appreciate any help!

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  3. Jtbrown

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    Some pictures from the architects plans:
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  4. Nb95

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    What did you end up doing just out of interest, having something similar done.
     
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