Question by  ann15 (2)

How do you build trusses?

I want to build a family room addition and use trusses.


Answer by  AnnaTeague (806)

It is better to order trusses prefabricated or to build them on the ground first, then hoist them into place. A skilled DIY-er can build trusses if he's willing to measure twice and cut once. Precise measurements, straight lumber, and a good saw are the main things required. Find plans to fit the size and style of your addition.


Answer by  Ronaldo91 (345)

To make a truss for the room you will need a carpenters square or right angle, a mitre saw or radial saw not to mention a tape measure.

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