Using a traditional timber framed floor system which includes a sill plate and joists is becoming rare. However, it is still a great way to create the floor system, depending on your project needs. In this detail a stub tenon is used on the post to serve as a locator tenon and a Simpson ST-8 Strap is […]
This rafter to post with tenon connection is a popular way to join a timber frame rafter to a post and is easy to cut and assemble. The rafter has a tenon which is fully housed by at least an inch into the mortise in the post, and is secured with a couple of 1” pegs. The […]
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 is an exploded view of a drop in floor joist where it attaches to a sill.
This is an exploded view of a tying joist that connects to a long sill in a shed frame. The tying joist prevents the sills from spreading out at the middle of their lengths. It is usually pegged and the peg is cut off flush with the top of the sill. It can also be […]