This is an exploded view of a rafter foot and seat on a plate – a rafter seat housing. Here you can see the plate with post below. And the rafter with a notch cut into the back side of the plate for the rafter foot is sit on. The toe of the rafter has […]
This is a view of a step lap rafter seat on a 8×8 plate. The joint gets it’s name as the rafter laps over the plate to create an overhang for shedding rain water off the roof away from the side of the building. And as the notch looks like a stair step. The amount […]
This Dutch barn style through tenon is called an Anchor beam. Here is an exploded view of the tenon and post. Sometimes it is held in with pegs only, some times it has wedges on the outside of the post, some times it has both.
This is an exploded view of a 2″ knee brace tenon and mortise for a knee brace where it connects to a tie beam. The tie beam was rotated so that you can see into the mortise. The layout is 2″ off the face of the brace and then 2″ thick. Same with the mortise. […]
This is an exploded view of a brace tenon and its mortise. This brace is centered on the tie beam (which has been rotated so you can see into the mortise.) And the brace tenon is centered on the brace. This type of mortise and tenon joint is a little more complex to cut as […]
This is an exploded view of a 3″x5″ knee brace tenon and mortise, with tenon layout of 1 1/2″ off the face and 1 1/2″ thick, and its mortise in a tie beam. The peg is 3/4″ in diameter and it’s placement is 1 1/2″ off the shoulder and 2″ off the bearing end. The […]
This is an exploded view of a standard tie beam to post tenon with housing in the post and two pegs.
Post Stub Tenon Detail – This is an exploded view of a post’s stub tenon and mortise from a bent in the middle of the sill. Here you can see that the tenon is flush with the face of the post on one side, and reduced by 1/2″ on the other side making it a […]
Post Stub Tenon-End of Sill This exploded view is of a post’s bottom stub tenon that is at the end of the sill. The tenon is 2″ off the outside face and 2″ thick, and 2″ long. Due to the fact that it is at the end of the sill it is trimmed back 2″ […]
This floor joist sizing detail was taught to me by the instructors at Heartwood School’s engineering and joinery decision course. All joints should be reviewed by a qualified timber framing engineer for the specific loads and frame.