This is an exploded view of a king post’s bottom tenon where it goes through a very large tie beam. The king post tenon is secured with pegs into the tie beam. A king post hangs down from two rafters and usually has some struts going from the king post up to the two rafters […]
Here is an exploded view of a birds mouth rafter foot where it meets the plate. A typical timber frame joint where a rafter meets a plate is called a birds mouth and this is a great isometric rendering of this type of joinery.
I saw this slide in floor joist at a new barn a friend of mine made here in Massachusetts. He needed a floor joist at the wall to hold up the flooring, but he didn’t want to take away a lot of wood from his post. So, after he erected his frame he slid in […]
This picture shows some of the names of the knee brace tenon. This tenon is either 2″ off the layout face or 1 1/2″ off. Either way the names would be the same.