A scissor truss is a good choice if you have a vaulted ceiling and want to draw the eye up to enhance the volume of space. A scissor truss accents the ceiling by the use of sloping bottom chords that cross at mid-span.
Timber Frame Joinery
Cross lap joints are a great solution when you want to create clean, continuous lines in a timber frame. The edges of the joint are completely flush, making it almost appear that the timbers are magically connected. To create a cross lap joint, you cut halfway through the width of both timbers that you are connecting , and they slide together into an extremely solid joint.
Ok, so you’re ready to get started on your project, with a plan, materials list, and tools. However, the most powerful tool you’ll bring to your DIY project is your brain, with its enthusiasm, curiosity, and desire to expand your …