Here is an exploded view of a birds mouth rafter foot where it meets the plate.
This joint is known as a “step lap rafter tail” and the joint in the plate is known as a step lap rafter seat. I believe it gets it name as the tail laps over the plate which creates an overhang to shed the rain water away from the side of the building. And that [...]
This is an exploded view of a rafter foot and seat on a plate. 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 been trimmed to the outside [...]
This is a view of a step lap rafter seat on a 8×8 plate. The joint gets it’s name as the rafter laps over the plate to create an overhang for shedding rain water off the roof away from the side of the building. And as the notch looks like a stair step. The amount [...]
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 any “relish” here. The tenon is 2″ off the [...]