This bladed scarf joint uses pegs to secure the two timbers together. Commonly utilized for either a sill plate or roof plate, if you add some all-thread steel rods or structural screws, it could be used in areas with light sustained tension. This joint is a half-lap joint with the addition of the tongues or […]
Using a traditional timber framed floor system which includes a sill plate and joists is becoming rare. However, it is still a great way to create the floor system, depending on your project needs. In this detail a stub tenon is used on the post to serve as a locator tenon and a Simpson ST-8 Strap is […]
This rafter to post with tenon connection is a popular way to join a timber frame rafter to a post and is easy to cut and assemble. The rafter has a tenon which is fully housed by at least an inch into the mortise in the post, and is secured with a couple of 1” pegs. The […]
Here is an exploded view of a half lap scarf joint with table. I suppose you could also use wedges between the tables to pull the scarf together. On half has been rotated to show another view.
The most basic scarf for joining two timbers together is the basic half lap joint. One timber has half its depth cut away on the top and one timber has half its depth cut away on the bottom and these two pieces lap over each other. This is an exploded view of a simple half lap […]
Post Stub Tenon Detail – This is an exploded view of a post’s stub tenon and mortise from a bent in the middle of the sill. Here you can see that the tenon is flush with the face of the post on one side, and reduced by 1/2″ on the other side making it a […]
Post Stub Tenon-End of Sill This exploded view is of a post’s bottom stub tenon that is at the end of the sill. The tenon is 2″ off the outside face and 2″ thick, and 2″ long. Due to the fact that it is at the end of the sill it is trimmed back 2″ […]
This is an exploded view of a drop in floor joist where it attaches to a sill.
This is an exploded view of the long sill/short cross sill plate timbered connection, with a peg. The corner post and its stub tenon are also shown for clarity.