Common Truss

Timber Frame Common Truss

The common truss is the most basic load-bearing truss and is useful in a wide variety of applications. It forms a simple triangle, and is often used as a secondary load-bearing component to some of the more aesthetically appealing truss designs.

While simple, the strength and affordability of this design is unmatched.  As its name implies, is the most truss most frequently used in timber framing today and in the past. You can tell it is a common truss by the lower tie beam joining with the two rafters forming the triangle.

2 Responses to Common Truss

  1. Danny January 27, 2016 at 6:20 pm #

    What is the maximum width of a common truss using 6×6 loblolly pine? Or could you forward me to that information.

    • Brice Cochran January 28, 2016 at 3:13 am #

      Hard to say. While the beam is in tension you will remove I lot of wood for the mortise and tenon. Drop me a line through the contact us page to discuss.

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