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Timber Frame Layout Methods

Timber frame layout is pretty simple, in concept. Just put the marks in the right places, then cut to the marks … maybe a bit intimidating when faced with a bundle of timbers for the first time without someone else to take the lead. We’ve all been there…

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.

Claudio Chapieski Pine and Oak Garage

Claudio Chapieski Pine and Oak Garage

I am Brazilian, I work in the industrial maintenance area, as a hobby I do some wood projects. For a long time I intended to build a wooden structure to serve as a garage, so I purchased the King Post 16 “X20” project to learn and understand how this type of construction works

Hexagonal Gazebo Plan (42708) with models

Hexagonal Pergola Plan

This hexagonal timber frame gazebo plan was originally designed as a barbeque gathering area holding a smoker. It would be a great enhancement to any garden! The posts are cut from 12×12 timbers to fit the hexagonal shape. This frame has a commanding presence with an overall height of a bit over 16’-5”. The top of the 4×8 collar beams are 10 feet high, and the roof pitch is a bit over 8 in 12. It is designed to be constructed of Western Red Cedar, maple or hemlock.

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