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    Does anyone out there have any pictures of, or can explain to me how to frame a triangle window into the gable end? Do I need header material in this scenario? I want angled windows to match the pitch of the roof, and realized I have no idea how to frame these in. Any help is appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teri View Post
    Does anyone out there have any pictures of, or can explain to me how to frame a triangle window into the gable end? Do I need header material in this scenario? I want angled windows to match the pitch of the roof, and realized I have no idea how to frame these in. Any help is appreciated.

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    You need a joist from plate to plate to keep the walls from spreading apart. Could you frame a normal, rectangular window below and a small, triangular window above the joist line?

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    No need for headers in gable ends, except under the ridge board. Simply put two studs the width of your window apart, a sill below and single two-by on edge above, and cripples as needed. Voila!
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    Cdubbin is right on. The header is the rafter as long as the window isn't under the ridge.
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    Thanks for the info guys. I tend to over think things sometimes. That sound's easy.

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    In a case like this, one would normally use knee-walls and collar ties to support the roof and keep the walls from spreading

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