Originally, any rough and somewhat heavy piece of timber. Now, commonly, one of the timbers of a roof which are put on sloping, according to the inclination of the roof. See Illust. of Queen-post.
To make into rafters, as timber.
To plow so as to turn the grass side of each furrow upon an unplowed ridge; to ridge.
a timber sloping from the ridge to the wall head and supporting the roof coverings. An angle rafter supports hip ends.( illustration).
A support member that extends between the front wall and the ridge.
A roof beam sloping from the ridge to the wall. In most houses, rafters are visible from the attic. In styles such as a craftsman bungalows and some "rustic" contemporaries, they are exposed.
The uppermost member of a truss which normally carries the roof covering.
The diagonal roof booms running from the eaves to the ridge of the roof.
The structural member extending from the downslope perimeter of a roof to the ridge or hip and is designed to support the roof deck and roof system components.
Sloping roof framing member.
One of a series of structural roof members spanning from an exterior wall to a center ridge beam or ridge board.
A sloping beam, parallel to the other rafters that together form the main structure of a roof.
The solid member or pre-engineered open web type of support for roof systems.
A sloping timber extending from ridge to eaves of a roof.
a structural member supporting a roof deck. A rafter tail is the portion of a rafter that extends beyond the exterior wall.
A primary beam member supported on columns.
A sloping timber extending from the eaves to the ridge of the roof.
Any of the boards that slope from the ridge of a roof to the eaves and serve to support the roof.
Member forming the slanting frame of a roof or top chord of a truss. Also known as hip, jack or valley rafter depending on its location and use.
A sloping beam that supports a roof.
The structural member immediately under the roofing deck, sloping from the ridge to the hip or eave. Also called a joist.
one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
a structural member, a type of beam , which supports the roof of a building
One of the sloping beams that supports a pitched roof.
Part of the framework of the roof, the rafters slope down from the ridge to the eaves.
A member in a roof framework running from the eave to the ridge. Types of rafters are hip rafters, jack rafters and valley rafters.
member supporting a roof of a frame structure
series of roof framing members.
A structural member used to support the roof; the roofing is nailed directly to the top of the rafters.
The structural member which extends from the roof eave to the ridge or hip and is designed to support the roof deck and roof system components.
A structural member (usually slanted) to which sheathing is nailed.
A term rafter is given to the main members of a roof frame that run from the top of the walls to the apex of the roof. These are the principal members in roof construction. Names associated include common, crown end, cripple, creeper and centring rafters.
A pitched structural portion of a roof frame.
(1) The framing member that directly supports the roof sheathing. A rafter usually follows the angle of the roof, and may be a part of a roof truss. (2) The supporting framing member immediately beneath the deck, sloping from the ridge to the wall plate.
horizontal wooden support member for root rail horizontal cross member of panel door or window sash.
The structural member or beam that supports the roof. It spans from the exterior wall to the ridge board of the peak of the roof.
A sloping beam which supports a roof.
A roof member supporting roofing battens or roofing purlins in conventional construction. Rafters employ only the bending strength of the timber. A roof truss may also be called a trussed rafter.
Inclined structural members used to frame a roof.
A framing member that runs up and down the slope of a steep roof.
Building component used to support the roof sheathing.
The incline roof support to which decking is nailed. These are designed to carry roof loads.
Timbers that form the main part of the roof frame going from the wall plate up to the ridge.
A sloping roof beam, usually timber, forming the carcass of a roof.
Structural wood, usually slanted, to which sheathing is attached.
A sloping or pitched member in roof framing.
A structural element of the roof, sloping from the peak to the outer walls.
Any of the beams that slope from the ridge of a roof to the eaves to serve as support for the roof.
( chevron) in timber roof construction, a principal sloping component that runs from the top of the wall to the ridge.
A beam running from the back mounting surface to the front of the awning along the slanted plane, which supports the awning material.
Structural member used to frame and support roof. It spans from exterior wall to ridge board.
One of a series of structural members of a roof designed to support the roof surface and load.
Structural members of a roof that support the roof load and run from the ridge to the eaves (overhang). Rails: The horizontal members of a window sash or door panel.
timber set at an angle, and that support laths under the roof covering principal rafter inclined timbers that coincide with the main posts of the framework and support the purlins. common rafters inclined timbers, lighter than principal rafters, spaced evenly between the latter along the length of the roof.
The main beam supporting the roof system.
A sloping roof member that supports the roof covering which extends from the ridge or the hip of the roof to the eaves. A common rafter is one which runs square with the plate and extends to the ridge. A hip rafter extends from the outside angle of the plate towards the apex of the roof. They are 2" deeper or wider than common rafters. A valley rafter extends from an inside angle of the plates toward the ridge of the house.
one of a series of sloped structural members, that extend from the ridge or hip to the downslope perimeter or eave, designed to support the roof deck and its associated loads.
the timber (normally parallel to the roof) that provides support for sarking, purlins or roof covering.
A structural member that supports a pitched roof, serving for the roof sheathing the same purpose as joists for floors.
In a steel building, a rafter is main beam supporting the roof system.
One of a series of boards of a roof designed to support roof loads. Back to the Top
One of a series of structural members that form the legs of the triangle created in roof framing; joined at the peak of the triangle by the ridgeboard. Rafters support roof sheathing and finish materials.
Support member that extends between the ridge and front wall.
Rafters form the slope of a pitched roof and are analogous to floor joists.
Parallel members of a roof that support battens/purlins and roofing materials.
A roof structural support system using "2 by" wood components that are nailed together (as opposed to trusses that are connected using press-on metal plates). (See truss)
The pitched roof board used in conventional framing. This is also referred to as the â€œtop chordâ€ of the truss.
Lumber used to support the roof sheeting and roof loads; generally, 2 X 10's and 2 X 12's are used; rafters of a flat roof are sometimes called roof joists
A timber which runs (slopes) from the ridge of a roof to the eave.
is one of a series of structural roof members designed to support roof loads.
Structural member of a roof that supports the roof load and runs from the ridge to the top of the side walls.
One of a series of roof support timbers that provide principal support for the roofing material. Rafters usually span parallel to the slope of the roof.
sloping main timber of the roof frame
A sloping rib member of a roof .
A fabricated primary structural member with parallel flanges that extends from haunch to apex. Any beam used in a primary frame to support purlins.
ONE OF A SERIES OF STRUCTURAL ROOF MEMBERS SPANNING FROM AN EXTERIOR WALL TO A CENTERED RIDGE BEAM/BOARD/POLE. "POLE" IS THE MOST IN-THE-KNOW TERM OF THE THREE.
Structural member that supports a roof. Trusses, to a great extent, have taken over the job rafters used to do.
A structural member, usually dimensional lumber that supports a roof.
One of a series of beams that form the slope of a pitched roof.
One of a series of structural members of a roof designed to support roof loads. The rafters of a flat roof are sometimes called roof joists.
One of the sloped parallel boards that make up a roof structure.
A board designed to support roof loads.
A construction element used for ceiling support.
Structural member forming the slop of a pitched roof. (Portal frame rafter, truss rafter.)
a roof component commonly associated with sloped roofs.