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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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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