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Star Plate roof support

Star Plate supports

We did the first triangle with horizontal supports.

Installing a vertical 2x4 down the middle of each triangle gives more support.

The Star Plate has holes to secure the supports with a lag bolt, but we realized the alternative smaller holes were easier with long exterior screws.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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