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Scissor Truss

Heavy Timber Ceiling

Scissor Trusses are a bit more expensive, but give some height in the middle of the room. Scissor trusses tend to spread a little when they are loaded. They act like the leaf springs on a truck. As snow piles up on the roof, the truss will squat down and spread out from wall to wall. We try to keep truss deflections to less than half an inch, so they really don’t matter much for the interior finishes.

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EXAMPLES OF SCISSOR TRUSSES

3D Model of a Scissor Truss

Scissor Truss with steel rod in Saint Catherine's Church

Scissor Trusses in Saint Catherine's Church

Scissor Trusses in the Executive Center

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Scissor Truss Plan

Shop Drawing for the Executive Center Timber Trusses

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