A tusk tenon can be used in a couple different ways when timber framing. It is most commonly used in a timbered floor system when you are joining one beam to another beam. In the first example, two pegs are employed to hold everything together and a housing is used for the primary bearing point […]
Using a traditional timber framed floor system which includes a sill plate and joists is becoming rare. However, it is still a great way to create the floor system, depending on your project needs. In this detail a stub tenon is used on the post to serve as a locator tenon and a Simpson ST-8 Strap is […]
If you are looking for a strong connection when attaching a timber frame post to a concrete foundation, and one side of the post is hidden, this Simpson STHD Strap may be the the answer you are looking for. The strap gets embedded into the concrete and then is secured to the timbered post with 16d […]
A diminished housing offers a way to dress up your frame as well as take less time to cut in the shop. Here is a example of one using a 1″ shoulder.
It is often necessary to build up a timber frame loft floor system in order to run HVAC ducts, install can lighting or any number of other reasons. This detail shows a simple way to achieve this. It even sports an overhang to increase the square footage in the loft and allows one the ability to […]
Here is a see through view of a wedged half dovetail tie beam tenon and post joint.
This Dutch barn style through tenon is called an Anchor beam. Here is an exploded view of the tenon and post. Sometimes it is held in with pegs only, some times it has wedges on the outside of the post, some times it has both.
Tie Beam Tenon to Post – 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.