Timber Frame Joints

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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