Graphical Construction Glossary >> Roofs and roofing. >> hip rafter
In the plan view of a hip roof above the hips (6 of them) are the ones at the external corners at 45 Deg. The external corners in this case are all 90 deg. From this we can surmise that all the roof faces are inclined at the same angle.
Hips are usually deeper than the rafters, so it is often necessary to do a level cut at the bottom to stop them hanging below the fascia.
I have shown a square vertical cut at the birdsmouth. If the eaves are exposed then a small 45 deg. corner is cut out of the wall plate.
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