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 Responses to Hammer Beam Truss

  1. Stephen Giddings September 11, 2016 at 7:37 am #

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

    • Brice Cochran September 15, 2016 at 8:31 am #

      Not currently, what size building are you looking for?

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