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 [...]
Sometimes in timber framing it is necessary to join two timbers end to end. This joint is called a scarf joint. One of the most popular scarf joints is the stop splayed table scarf with wedges and under squinted butts. My drawing program is made for to be used to drive a CNC machine to [...]
Here is a see through view of a half dovetail tie beam tenon and post joint.
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.