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King Post Assembly

King Post Assembly

The king post truss assembly is one of the most iconic forms used in timber framing, and is likely the earliest truss form. It is one of the strongest truss types, and was the one most commonly used during the 18th and 19th centuries in the eastern United States.

Hammer Truss Assembly

Hammer Beam Truss Assembly

A hammer truss is an often-requested type of truss because of its mesmerizing beauty. However, hammer trusses can be problematic to engineers because they may be structurally awkward, and the members of a hammer truss assembly are often subject to significant shear.

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