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.
When builders and architects say “timber frame” what they mean is that the structure of an entire building or maybe just a portion of it is supported primarily by large wooden timbers that are joined with pegs or by other types of decorative joinery. Almost always, the walls of the structure are on the outside of the […]
It is often necessary to build up a timber frame loft floor system in order to run HVAC ducts, install can lighting or any number of other reasons. This detail shows a simple way to achieve this. It even sports an overhang to increase the square footage in the loft and allows one the ability to […]
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 […]
Tie Beam Tenon to Post – This is an exploded view of a half dovetail tie beam tenon and the post it connects to. The housing in the post is a diminished haunch. The wedge is usually made of hardwood.
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 post top tenon when the post is at the end of the plate. The tenon is 2″ off the side of the post and 2″ thick. The tenon is cut back 2″ from the face of the post so that there is some “relish” left on the end […]
Post Top Tenon in Middle of the Plate – This is an exploded view of the post’s top tenon where it meets the middle of the plate. As you can see the tenon is only reduced to 1/2″ under the full size of the post on one side as there is no need to leave […]
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 […]