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Principal Purlins

Principal Purlins

By Sandy Connolly on December 27, 2013

Timber frames aren’t always designed to have a structural ridge carrying the load of roof rafters. In these cases, the […]

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Steel Plate with Rod Assembly

Connecting Timbers With Steel

By Sandy Connolly on December 19, 2013

Today’s post is going to be all about steel connections. Sometimes steel connections are used in timber framing to provide […]

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Timber Frame Chapel at Night

Octagon Timber Frame Chapel

By Sandy Connolly on December 16, 2013

The Chapel for the Holy Apostles is located in Cromwell, CT. The frame spans 60FT!  We are proud to have […]

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Fun Winter Destinations in VT with Timber Frames

By Sandy Connolly on December 12, 2013

In Vermont, we are blessed with some of the best skiing and boarding, so this time of year means it’s […]

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Queen Post Truss Design

King & Queen Post Trusses

By Sandy Connolly on December 05, 2013

Hail to the King and Queen! 😉 The King Post Truss is straight forward and strong. A king post truss […]

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Timber Frame Bus Shelter

Jack, Common, & Hip Rafters

By Sandy Connolly on December 02, 2013

Why are some rafters called Jack and others just called Rafter?  Do you know?  I do 🙂 At least I […]

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