A scarf joint is used to create longer timbers for use in plates, beams, rafters and posts when you cannot find a long enough timber to span the distance you require. The stop splayed scarf that is displayed here is extremely common and can be fastened together with pegs, all-thread with nuts and washers or […]
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In a hexagonal timber frame where the plates around the perimeter join the with principal rafter is a bit tricky from a engineering stand point. This is just one solution and in this case a steel post was used instead of a timber post. After the last detail I thought a follow up to the […]
While just housings and rafters to cut this detail would certainly challenge any timber framer. The central post is typically called a boss pin and it is used when you have several hips and valley coming together at the some spot. This details comes from a hexagon frame and has the lower struts diving into […]
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. Here we use a 3/4″ housing, and because we are using white oak a 1 1/2″ tenon and two 1″ pegs to tie everything together.
A classic joint for a king post to rafter connection using a 1 1/2″diminished housing and because it is designed for oak a 1 1/2″ tenon. As always make sure you check with a qualified engineer before you begin cutting joinery on your frame.
While this fully housed joint does not have the dramatic affect that a diminished housing. It offers a simpler look that offers a more traditional look and feel. It is the style I chose for my home and have no regrets.
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.
Reprinted with permission of Max Closen, MyTiCon Timber Connectors, Vancouver, BC, Canada.