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How To Build A Roof In Sons Of The Forest

Complete your shelter by learning how to build a roof in Sons of the Forest to protect yourself from the dangers that lurk outside!
How To Build A Roof In Sons Of The Forest

Are you wondering how to build a roof in Sons of the Forest? Well, you're in the right place! If you're exploring the mysterious island and trying to survive its dangers, you'll quickly realize that building a sturdy and reliable roof is essential. Not only does a roof provide shelter from harsh weather conditions, but it also protects you from dangerous mutants and cannibals, and other threats that roam the area.

In this guide, we'll be detailing everything you need to know about how to make a roof in Sons of the Forest. We'll provide step-by-step instructions on the materials you'll need, the techniques you can use to customize your roof, and how to build an advanced roof structure that is more visually appealing. So, grab your materials, and let's get started.

How To Craft Roof In Sons Of The Forest (Basic Structure)

Before we dive into the details of building a roof in Sons of the Forest, you'll need to gather a ton of wooden logs and planks. Building the basic roof structure requires placing four wood logs vertically into the ground to form a square. Once you have your four logs in place, add four additional logs as support beams horizontally between each vertical pylon. This will create a cube-like structure that will serve as the foundation for your roof (as illustrated below).

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This is the basic roof structure in Sons of the Forest. (Picture: YouTube / Kibbles Gaming)

Once you have your basic roof structure built, you can add planks (which you can obtain by splitting a wooden log) to fill the opening on top and complete the roof structure. To add the planks, start at one corner of the roof and place the planks horizontally across the support beams. Continue adding planks until you have covered the entire roof area. Once you've finished adding the planks, you should have a complete standard roof.

That said, you can also create an angled roof structure by creating a triangular design (as illustrated in the image below); you can modify the angle of the slant by chopping it at the top of the newly built structure. With your roof made, you must remember to add struts on either side to support the structure -- this is particularly important if you want to expand or modify the roof later on.

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You can also build an angled roof in Sons of the Forest. (Picture: YouTube / Kibbles Gaming)

If you want to take your roof-building skills to the next level in Sons of the Forest, you might want to try building an advanced roof. While the basic structure we discussed earlier is solid, an advanced roof can provide more protection and a cleaner, more impressive look for your base. One popular technique for building an advanced roof is incorporating struts into the base structure, as the YouTuber Kibbles Gaming demonstrated. We won't go into immense detail on how struts work, as they can become extremely complicated the more advanced your roof structure becomes.

In the video, the YouTuber built a roof in Sons of the Forest that was much higher and cleaner looking without having loads of support beams to keep the roof up. If you're interested in trying this technique, we recommend checking out Kibbles Gaming's video tutorial for a step-by-step guide on building an advanced roof using struts. However, keep in mind that making this advanced roof can be obnoxiously complicated. Therefore, you may need to practice the techniques and experiment with different materials to achieve the desired results.

And that concludes our guide on how to build a roof in Sons of the Forest. Be sure to check out our other guides for more information on the various tools, materials, and weapons available in the game. Otherwise, watch the video below for a visual tutorial on how to build the best roof in the game.