I hired a guy who saw my Craigslist ad seeking a shed, and he offered to help build one. So building it we are. I managed to get a trailer load of used (yet straight) lumber from a garage sale for $20, 3 new white vinyl windows for less than $100 (mis-orders at the local glass shop), and found a beautiful exterior door at the local dump. The structure will be a 10x12 gable roofed shed with a 13' peak. Should be fairly dramatic. Thinking very seriously about duplicating this roofline and have a fairly good idea about how we might take a 2"x12" and cutting the sway into the top with a jig saw. If anyone knows for certain what the technique used to do this, please reply. I'm frustrated about one piece of this. Living in this small community, it's not unusual to go to the lumber yard or hardware store and not find what you could easily obtain in larger areas. I want to put a gable-end louvered attic vent like the one that appears in horsewishr's blue and white coop in this post . All I found were the ratty metal vents and not one of the nicer wood-framed units. The coop will have operable windows on all 4 sides. Does anyone have an opinion as to whether it would be best to hold off until we can get an attic vent, or given the number of windows can we bypass installing that ventilation aid? Any better ideas? Thanks, and photos soon. I took some today but WAY too tired to mess with them now. Greg Update. WIth a night of sleep I realized I could poke around the web, find the vent I will need, and get the measurements so we can continue framing. We'll use this vent which will match the white vinly windows. Anyone know how the sway roof was done?