Rafter to Rafter Mortise and Tenon Connection

Rafter to Rafter Mortise and Tenon Connection

There are a few ways to join two rafters together at the peak, one way that we have illustrated before is the tongue and fork connection.  In this detail a simple rafter to rafter mortise and tenon connection is used to simplify the process of cutting the joint.  Please note that the tenon and mortise are notched back from the edge of the rafters to insure that when you look up at the joint you never see the mortise hole after the frame has dried.

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  1. My passion is to build my own timber frame home. I don’t know how to make the mortise & Tenon! Would you happen to have DVD or books!

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