Hexagonal Heavy Timber Frame Boss Pin Detail

Hexagonal Timbered Boss Pin DetailJust the housings and rafters to cut this boss pin detail would certainly challenge any timber framer. The central post is typically called a boss pin, and it is used when you have several hips and valleys coming together at the same spot. This detail comes from a hexagonal frame, and has the lower struts diving into the boss pin as well.
Since this joint cannot be pegged, it is common to use structural screws and a piece of all thread to resist the loads that are placed upon it.


4 Responses to Hexagonal Heavy Timber Frame Boss Pin Detail

  1. William McSwain October 20, 2013 at 3:48 am #

    Very cool!

    • Brice Cochran October 25, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

      Thanks Will.

  2. Nathan Rebbetoy December 27, 2013 at 7:00 am #

    Do you have any images showing true joinery for a boss pin?

    • Brice Cochran December 27, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

      Not yet this particular frame is currently in production. I hope to have some photos of it soon.

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