Timber Frame Joints

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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Mortise and Tenon with Wedge

Wedged Mortise and Tenon Joint

This mortise and tenon joint uses a wedge in conjunction with a tapered tenon and mortise to hold itself together giving you a clean looking connection.  The key in this joints strength is to have all the bearing surfaces between the post, wedge and tenon fit perfectly.  The wedge’s large face faces outwards towards the housing […]

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