How to Build a Roof Jack: Build Your Own from a Scratch

I’ve always been obsessed with roofing. 

I can remember my first house, a very simple wooden shack built in our small town, in a yard by the water. 

It was a pretty basic house with a few wooden beams that supported the wooden foundation. 

My parents would often take me to the neighbor’s house to watch the construction of the roof, which we would do as a family. 

As the years passed and the house got more and more complex, I got more creative with my designs. 

We had a roof deck on our house. 

There were a lot of roof deck designs that I’ve had over the years. 

These days I’ve built a bunch of roof decks that I’m building myself and hope others will enjoy as well. 

The one I built for myself is an example of a roof jack. 

In this video I’ve covered how to build a roof joist using a saw and a drill, and then using the drill to get the wood to fit. 

This video is about the process of building a roof jock, and it’s not meant to be a tutorial on roofing, but it’s also not a complete tutorial. 

If you’d like to know more about the roof jack, you can check out the instructions in the video above. 

But, it’s important to note that you’ll need a saw that can cut through the wood. 

You’ll also need a drill that can drill through the plywood. 

So, here’s how to do it. 1. 

Put the wood on the joist. 

Here, I use a 1-1/4″ wide joist for this example. 

When I was building my own house, the saw I used was a 1/4-in.

circular saw. 

That’s because it’s a little bit smaller than the circular saw I would use for a 2-in.-wide joist that I used to build my house.


Take the drill bit and drill through both ends of the wood and into the wood grain. 


After you’ve drilled through the grain, use the drill tip to drill through a bit on the back of the jo, which should be where the wood meets the board. 


Now, put the saw on the board, and begin to drill out the holes on both ends. 


At this point, the boards will have been cut out of the wooden joist, and you’ll want to mark where the hole will go on the front side. 


Once you’ve marked where the cut-outs should go, take the saw to the front of the board and use the top end to drill a hole into the top of the hole. 


Then, take a small piece of plywood, and put it under the top edge of the saw and cut the ply to make a loop that will allow the saw blade to slide in through the hole that was drilled into the backside of the backwood.8. 

 Now that you’ve cut the hole, you’ll be able to slide the saw through the back side of the ply, and the wood will slide back into place. 


Use a drill bit to drill two holes in the back wood and the ply that was under the saw.


Before you can start, you will need to clean out the wood with a paper towel. 


Using a drill or a hand saw, drill holes in both sides of the boards. 


Continue to drill holes until the wood is flush with the edge of your drill bit. 


While this is going on, you should drill the holes with the drill and your hand saw together. 


With the wood facing you, you may notice that you are cutting the wood from the side of your workbench and not the front. 

Do not cut the wood in a straight line! 

Take your time, and use good care with your cuts! 


To attach the boards, place them on the floor and then place a piece of 1/2-in plywood on the inside of the bottom edge of each board.16. 

Place the boards on top of each other, and using the ply wood, glue the board in place.


Replace the top and bottom edge and cut out a hole for the saw head. 


For the roof joists, drill two hole and glue them. 


Cut the ply from the top with a circular saw, and place it on the bottom of the front edge of a plywood board.20. 

Slide the front and back edges of the piece of wood against each other. 


And, that’s it! 

Now you have a roof that will make a great roof. Don’t