Hammer Beam Truss

Hammer Beam Truss

Throughout history in both Europe and the United States, many cathedrals were designed with variations of the Hammer Beam Truss.  This design has a central arch and is more complex in nature than most other truss types. It lends a sense of old world architecture to the interior, and the style has a heavier, more massive feel than other truss designs.
One advantage of Hammer Beam trusses is the use of short members. It requires more components and time, but you are not paying a premium for long lengths of timber.

2 thoughts on “Hammer Beam Truss”

  1. Hi Brice,
    Do you have a plan for building A hammer beam timber frame ?
    Or just for building A hammer beam by it self ?

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