Timber Frame Construction Details

Timber Scarf Joint with Wedge and Screws

Scarf Joint With A Wedge

Nothing beats the look and strength of an undersquinted scarf joint with a wedge. In this detail we illustrate three types of methods to connect the two beams and joints together.  Please note that the preferred method for scarf joint placement is over a knee brace, not over a post. Click Images for Slideshow and Larger Images This example […]

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Timbered Rafter to Collar Tie Connection with Pegs

Collar Tie to Rafter Connection

More likely than not, the joinery in the roof system of a timber frame is often loaded with tension and so special consideration is needed to make sure everything is held together.  In this detail we show a collar tie to rafter connection in two ways. The first, and often preferred, method used by engineers employs pieces of all thread and extra large […]

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Purlin Beam Pocket Detail

Timbered Purlin Wall Pocket Detail

Often, due to budget requirements or floor plan arrangement some timbers will need to sit on  conventionally framed walls; this is very common and called hybrid construction.  In this timbered purlin wall Pocket detail a timbered purlin bears on a 2×6 wall and is covered with an 8 ¼” Structural Insulated Panel and ¾” tongue […]

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Simpson Strap Timber Post Connection

Simpson STHD Strap – Post to Concrete Connection

If you are looking for a strong connection when attaching a timber frame post to a concrete foundation, and one side of the post is hidden, this Simpson STHD Strap may be the the answer you are looking for.   The strap gets embedded into the concrete and then is secured to the timbered post with 16d […]

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