Working in the space of technology, creating things from scratch can be daunting however with the right knowledge and skills you can easily achieve what you set out to do. I realized that to be true when I embarked upon a journey completely opposite of what I do, DIY carpentry. Bear in mind that this is not my first DIY project as I do like going about the house fixing things in my spare time.
With working from home and some spare time during this pandemic, I found that my shed’s roof was creating quite a bit of trouble for me, especially during rainy seasons. I fired my laptop up and started researching roof replacements and reading DIY guides. Having enough confidence in myself, I set off to start building a roof.
What I failed to understand was that a DIY guide might tell one what to do but most of these guides do not have information on how to do things or go about doing things. The first thing we do after reading DIY guides is to make a list of things that are required and head to the local hardware shop to purchase materials. After reading a couple of guides on DIY roof building, I realized that many guides did not help readers with measurements in carpentry. Let’s face it, it’s the simplest of things but most of us don’t even consider it.
The thought of having a simple calculator to work out roofing measurements was a light bulb that went off in my mind. Working in the tech field, I was more than adapt to design and develop a simple, fast and effective calculator that would give me the right measurements for roof and roof sloping. Angles, degrees, rafter length, and more were some of the figures that I needed to construct my own rooftop.
Despite the magnitude of the project, I read everything I could on building rooftops and got in touch with a professor who is an expert structural engineer teaching at a prestigious university. With my expertise in tech development and the professor’s vast knowledge in structural engineering, we set out to create an accurate calculator that would guide users on rooftop measurements from angles to degrees and more.
With the calculator ready, I started getting my measurements worked out and the end result was a perfectly built sloped roof for my shed. What a beauty it was and I was surprised at how accurate the measurements were. Nothing felt out of place and the best thing was how the roof withstood the harsh rainy climate that we have here.
I gave access to the rooftop measurement calculator to my friends who were working on their own similar DIY projects. The response was phenomenal. I understood that measurements can be a huge hassle when it comes to DIY projects and it’s not only restricted to roofing. Brick, decking, framing, and other carpentry measurements are some of the types of measurements that might be needed if you were to build your own house.
Although a very small idea, calculators are required to create immaculate designs and therefore are one of the most important things before you start with your blueprints or designs. Recognizing the need for calculators, I decided to start Carpentry Calc., a website aimed to provide all sorts of calculators that might be needed for carpentry work.
Currently, Carpentry Calc. have perfected the roof calculator and have received a very positive response from users heading to the website. With the need for many different carpentry calculators, I have decided to dedicate my time and collaborate with experts in their respective fields to create advanced simple to use calculators for the masses.
“Taking on the world one simple calculator at a time.”