The hammer beam truss is more complex than the other types of trusses, but it allows for larger spans with shorter pieces of timber. Here we will take a look at the joinery of the hammer beam to hammer post in particular.
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.
Would you like to build a versatile cabin with a rich historical tradition? This 24×36 Saltbox is typical of the style commonly found in New England. It has the characteristic one-story rear and two-story front of the saltbox style. As designed, the second floor spans two-thirds of the footprint, which leaves a high ceiling in one-third of the first floor.