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The Difference Between Timber Framing and Post and Beam

What is the difference between timber framing and post and beam? Many people have a hard time distinguishing between the two methods of building with heavy timbers.  Primarily the difference is with the connections. Timber Connections Timber framing is a method used by our forefathers and their ancestors, who brought with them the skills used in Europe and other countries for centuries. Using traditional wooden joinery to […]

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T-Rex Connector

T-REX Connector – Post Base Detail

A few months ago we were introduced to a new type of timber connector used in post and beam construction called a T-REX Connector, by the team at Connecticut Post and Beam.   We instantly liked the simplicity of the connector as well as the ease of use and installation. The T-Rex Connector is a piece […]

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Simpson Strap Timber Post Connection

Simpson STHD Strap – Post to Concrete Connection

If you are looking for a strong connection when attaching a timber frame post to a concrete foundation, and one side of the post is hidden, this Simpson STHD Strap may be the the answer you are looking for.   The strap gets embedded into the concrete and then is secured to the timbered post with 16d […]

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