|hien daruki 飛檐垂木|
|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
called konoki daruki 小軒垂木. A flying rafter. A short rafter attached
to the base rafter *jidaruki
地垂木, by nails and held in place by a special supporting member called a
flying rafter support *kioi 木負. The
pitch of the flying rafter is more gentle than that of the base rafter.
The flying rafters extend the eaves and diminish the problem of creating
too steep or slight an angle of pitch at the eave ends. This prevents the
base rafter from becoming so long that mildew grows under the eaves because
of a lack of light.
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