One of many tricks of the timber framer’s trade, the timber frame corner joint with spline and a tenon is an great solution to the problem of several timbers coming together at one point.
Timber Frame Joints
Jump to: Version 1, Interactive 3d Model, Version 2This king post with steel all thread uses a bit of hidden modern technology to strengthen the joinery and avoid taking too much “meat” from the timbers. A king post truss is one …
When you have two beams connecting into one post at the same height, you need to get creative in cutting the joints. The goal here is to make a secure connection without taking too much meat and strength out of the post. In this detail we show you how to accomplish that with an Offset Mortise and Tenon.
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.