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Tie Beam to Plate Tying Joint

Tie Beam to Plate Tying JointAs its name implies this tie beam to plate tying joint, unites a tie beam, plates, rafter and posts all in a compact structurally sound way.  It utilizes a spline to tie the plates together and traditional mortise and tenon joinery to complete the rest of the joinery.

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  1. I like this joint because it allows the tie beam to sit higher than the plate beams; I need maximum height clearance at the gable ends for my structure. Is there a link that shows how the corner posts would be joined with the corresponding tie beam and plate beam?

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