Creating the Roof

Introduction: Creating the Roof

The following information is a single lesson in a larger Tinkercad project. Check out this and more projects on Tinkercad.

In this step we will add height to the walls, but they will need to be cut at an angle for the roof. The logs colored blue in the next steps will be used for the roof.


  1. Select the logs on top of the short walls. Hold ALT+ move to create a copy and move the copied logs on top of the last. Change the color to help us keep the logs organized.
  2. Choose Edit>Duplicate and make four more copies. Select all of the logs for the roof and group them together.
  3. Place a roof shape on the workplane.
  4. Rotate the wedge 90 degrees, so the flat sides are parallel with the short walls.
  5. Select the roof logs and the wedge. Choose Adjust>Align. Select the two longest roof logs so the black tabs are surrounding it. Center the roof to the group.
  6. Scale the roof so it looks like the one in the image.
  7. Press "W" to switch to the workplane tool. Move the cursor over one side of the roof. Left click to choose that side and align the workplane to that side.
  8. Place a box on the workplane.
  9. Change the box to a hole and scale it's length and height until it covers the logs on both sides of the cabin.
  10. Repeat steps 7-9 for the other side of the wedge.
  11. Select the roof and delete it.
  12. Select both boxes and the log group for the roof. Group them together.
  13. Select all logs of the cabin and change their color to brown.
  14. Press "W" to switch to the workplane tool. Move the curse to the position shown in the image.
  15. Place a box on the workplane.
  16. Flatten the box to 2mm.
  17. Stretch the box until it is slightly longer than the walls on both sides of the cabin.
  18. Stretch the box until it is slightly longer than the walls on both sides of the cabin.
  19. Continue to the next lesson.

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    Question 11 months ago on Introduction

    I've tried and I've tried to continue Lesson 1 of this project Into Lesson 2, but every time I do that, Lesson 2 is blank. I even exported the walls from Lesson 1 and imported them to Lesson 2, but this workaround results in the walls being a solid object once they're imported, which is not ideal.

    Is there any way there is a setting that was somehow missed that will allow my students and I to go from Lesson 1 to Lesson 2 and carry over the work already done?

    Otherwise, I've been instructing my students to continue working In Lesson 1 and open Lesson 2 in another tab or window only for the instructions.

    I've attached a screen snip that tries to illustrate this as best as possible. Thank you.

    Creating the Roof.PNG
    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    Answer 11 months ago

    Thank you for letting us know.

    We'll need to look into it, but in the meantime, after you finish the first section, before you click done, copy everything. Then click Done and it will open the next step and you can paste your log cabin into it. Now you can work on the roof and again before moving on, copy and then you can paste it into the next step once it opens.


    Reply 10 months ago

    Thank you! That works.