Looking for a way to cut down on the time it takes you to cut a knee brace, or perhaps you don’t have the tooling to cut all those mortises for the tenons? How would you like a variation that simplifies the cutting but still gives you the strength and look of traditional mortise and tenon joinery?
Like all other scarf joints, this half lap with table scarf joint gives you the ability to create spans longer than the length of your lumber. Similar to other half lap joints, this one consists of each timber being split longitudinally,
When you need a beam longer than the sizes of your lumber, a scarf joint is the way to go. In this attractive half and bridled scarf joint, each beam is split longitudinally and connects to its partner with a mortise on one end and a tenon on the opposite end.
When you create a hip roof in a timber frame, there are different types of rafters used. The hip rafters (in purple) form the roofline and extend from the plate to the ridge. The jack rafters (in turquoise) connect
The joinery takes a bit of thinking when you have two beams meeting at a single post. The goal is to create a strong connection and avoid removing too much wood from the lumber. One solution is this corner joint with barrel bolts.
Everyone loves a gazebo! But anyone who has built a timber frame gazebo can tell you that the octagonal shape will cause you to create some complex joinery. Take a look at this eight sided corner plate detail sent to us by the team…
The rafters are housed into the king post. In this example, there is a 1″ housing cut into the post, and the roof load is supported by the bearing surface of the housing. Housings for the all thread rod are notched into the upper part of the rafter and secure into the post
In this joinery example, we are detailing two variations of this double tenoned scarf joint. The first uses a hardwood wedge to drive the two pieces together and the other uses pegs. If you want or need a better […]