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Post Top Backcut

Post-Top Detail

This example illustrates a very common assembly in timber framing. That is when a post connects to a tie beam (a horizontal beam, perpendicular to the ridge, that resists the spreading force of the roof onto the walls) or a plate.

Post and Beam Knee Brace Connection

Looking for a way to cut down on the time it takes you to cut a knee brace, or perhaps you don’t have the tooling to cut all those mortises for the tenons? How would you like a variation that simplifies the cutting but still gives you the strength and look of traditional mortise and tenon joinery?

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