We would like to put a Gambrel Roof on a 32 x 32 log cabin we're building but I don't know the formula or how to build the Gambrel roof. Please help

We're building this cabin ourselves and love the gambrel roof style. How do we build the roof exactly? What angles, how do we lay it out. I have 6 x 6 rough lumber, 16 foot long.

## Best Answer

You can use a program to calculate the angles for your desired gambrel shape. Here is one such example:

http://www.easyrafters.com/gambrel.htm

As @Skaperen says, a basic gambrel is nothing more than 1/2 of an octagon.