Pole barn garage – The boss supports the roof of a building above openings such as doors or windows. Headers are usually constructed of two pieces of wood and a piece of wood of the right size for opening. The wide opening of garage doors requires a substantial head to support the weight of the roof. The construction and installation of the headboard is part of the stage that frames the garage construction process.
Cut three 2-by-12 plates to a length 6 inches longer than the garage door opening was planned. For a 16-foot garage door start with 18-foot boards and cut to size. Nail the boards together, using 16d nails, to form a solid beam about 4 1/2 inches thick by 11 1/2 inches wide. Place the wall of poles for the garage. Place nails, king bolts that go from the bottom plate of the top plate 3 inches to each side of the garage door opening was planned.
Place the header between the type studs with the front of the headboard flush with the front of the wall. Nail through the king pins at the head ends with 16d nails. Place two stud bolts or trimmer between the bottom of the headboard and the bottom plate on each side of the planned garage door opening. These studs will support the weight of the headboard and the roof above it.