Timber Frame Joints

T-Rex Connector

T-REX Connector – Post Base Detail

A few months ago we were introduced to a new type of timber connector used in post and beam construction called a T-REX Connector, by the team at Connecticut Post and Beam.   We instantly liked the simplicity of the connector as well as the ease of use and installation. The T-Rex Connector is a piece […]

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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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