While joining a strut from a king post or bottom chord is a simple timber frame joint to cut it is important to look at the connection details. In this upper king post strut to rafter detail we use a 3/4″ housing, and because we are using white oak a 1 1/2″ tenon and two 1″ […]
A diminished housing offers a way to dress up your frame as well as take less time to cut in the shop. Here is a example of one using a 1″ shoulder.
This is an exploded view of a pair of 4″ x 9″ timber frame rafters where they meet at the ridge. They are connected with a half lap joint and peg. The roof pitch is 8/12 and the peg is a 3/4″ x 10″ peg.
Here is an exploded view of a scarf known as a timber frame bridle scarf. I haven’t personally cut this one, but my program offers it as a type of scarf, so I thought I’d show you. You should have your engineer decide on the peg placement. I just put in two to show possible […]
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 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 standard tie beam to post tenon with housing in the post and two pegs.
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 […]
This is an exploded view of the long sill/short cross sill plate timbered connection, with a peg. The corner post and its stub tenon are also shown for clarity.
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.