The reasoning for gambrel is that I am looking to maximize future space. What will this space be used for? Not really sure but possibilities include general storage, a "man cave", or even an office space.

I was familiar with Gambrel but I don't really like the look on a a normal barn structure. However just a few days ago I saw a building with a gambrel roof and lean-tos on both sides. With that configuration it looks ok -- it softens the look of the building if you know what i mean.

Anyways, I am looking to maximize space. I know the queen post setup would be simpler but it doesn't maximize that upstairs space. I have done both standard trusses and king post trusses - I'm sure I could handle a queen post. Just not sure about the sizing really of either queen posts or gambrels.

If i did got with a queen post setup the slope would be pretty moderate - again to maximize space. Maybe a 6/12 or 8/12. I don't really know how you calculate slope for a gambrel though. I thought they where a pretty standard design?

thanks!!

Keith