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Hammer Truss Assembly

Hammer Beam Truss Assembly

A hammer truss is an often-requested type of truss because of its mesmerizing beauty. However, hammer trusses can be problematic to engineers because they may be structurally awkward, and the members of a hammer truss assembly are often subject to significant shear.

Notched Purlin Joined

Notched Purlin

Purlins help to form and strengthen the roof framing in a structure, and they support the roof decking or sheathing. They run horizontally, parallel with the ridge of the timber frame. There are three basic types of purlins: Purlin plate, principal purlin, and common purlin.

26x36 Timber Frame Carport

26×36 Heavy Timber Carport

Are you looking for a great looking, roomy structure with a clear span uninterrupted by central posts? This 26×36 timber frame carport may just very well fit the bill!  With actual measurements of 36’ x 25’ 3 ¾”  to the outside of the posts, that makes over 911 square feet of open space for you to utilize as you see fit!  You can park two full size super duty trucks in this carport while only using 2 of the bays.

18×24 Timber Frame with Purlins

This 18×24 pavilion with purlins has great architectural detailing. The struts and knee braces gently curve, creating a beautiful structure. The rafters and purlins of the steeply pitched 12 in 12 roof create their own rhythm – top them with simple meta…

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