Steel connector plates give a timber frame a look reminiscent of old school factories and mill buildings. They also support a tremendous amount of structural load, allowing heavy timber to span great distances. Often, the steel gussets are painted black and held to the timber with 3/4″ and 1″ bolts. Sometimes the steel plates are galvanized or painted in a variety of colors. All of our gusset plate connections are custom designed and engineered to fit the individual requirements of our projects.
The gusset plates are normally bolted together. Sometimes we use shear plates behind the steel to increase the structural capacity of the connection. The shear plate transfers a greater load from the wooden beam, through the bolt, and into the steel connection.
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