Timber frame scissor trusses do not have a horizontal chord. This gives the area a more visually open appearance. This cathedral-ceiling look has inclined chords, which supports the rafters and ties the members into places.
Throughout history in both Europe and the United States, many cathedrals were designed with variations of the Hammer Beam Truss. This design has a central arch and is more complex in nature. It lends a sense of old world architecture to the interior, and the style has a heavier, more massive feel than other truss [...]
The common truss is the most basic load-bearing truss and is useful in a wide variety of applications. It is a simple triangle and often used as a secondary load-bearing component to more aesthetically appealing truss designs. While simple, the strength and affordability of this design is unmatched. As its name implies is the most [...]
This exploded view is of a wedged king post tenon in a truss frame, from a famous meeting house. The tie is a 12 x 12, and the king post is an 11×12. The through half dovetail tenon is 3″ off the side of the king post and 3″ thick. It is a half dovetail [...]