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Scissor-Truss

Scissor Truss

A timber frame scissor truss does not have a horizontal chord. This gives the area a more visually open appearance. This cathedral-ceiling look has inclined chords, which supports the rafters and ties the members into place.

Queen-Post-Truss

Queen Post Truss

Similar in design to a King Post Truss, the Queen Post Truss uses two vertical posts instead of a single, central post. The two posts create  a more open appearance that is often preferred by homeowners.

King Post Truss

King Post Truss

A King Post  Truss is a cost effective design, and is particularly attractive when modified with curved braces and webs. Structurally, its bottom chord ties the room together by preventing the walls from spreading.

Timber Frame Lookout Detail

Timber Frame Lookout Detail

Creating a lookout in the gable of a home creates a dramatic effect both visually and structurally. Here is a timber frame lookout detail.

Common Timber Truss

Common Truss

The common truss is the most basic load-bearing truss and is useful in a wide variety of applications. It forms a simple triangle, and is often used as a secondary load-bearing component to some of the more aesthetically appealing truss designs. …

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