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The timber framing process is beautiful but new to many owners, architects and builders. We know that people have all kinds of questions about how timber frames and post and beam buildings work, so we created this page specifically to help people learn and find the answers that they are looking for. Please feel free to ask – we will be happy to answer. Ask your question!
What is the use of plate girder in the roof trusses?
What is the longest distance allowable between two hammer beams to hold up a roof?
I have an existing warehouse building with 2×10 floor joists @ 20″ oc spanning 16′ supported on 12×12 timbers spanning […]
I want to use hemlock on my property (it’s already been logged) to build exterior deck. 6×6 for supports, 2×10 […]
Hi, I love your timber work, but living in Western Australia, I’ll have to book a holiday some time to […]
How do you protect the timbers and joints where they are exposed to the weather? I noticed that exposed beams […]
I really like the detailing of the “post base with steel rod and washer” and was wondering what the minimum […]
I was wondering if you sell plans with cut sheets?
How can you correct Truss Uplift in a vaulted ceiling in a ranch style home? V/r Stewart M. Tyson
Can I replace a 2×4 common truss, with a 25 ft long bottom cord and 60 in from bottom of […]
12′ rafters 24″ apart lean to roof. How many rows of spacers needed?
I have a 40 foot open span hammer truss using a collar beam and queen posts design. wood will be […]
how do you calculate the height of king post of the roof structure?
Hi. I am reproducing a gable end barge board with bottom chord, king post/finial and bracing ,from a photograph. Is […]
Will a hammer beam support a span of 40 feet ?
timber portal frame span limitation?
My name is Shannon and I am just a house designer/draftsperson in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada. I found your blog […]
What are the rules for dovetails, depth,width and such, for large timber floor joist and beams
With these open truss roof systems. Where would the insulation windup? What range of R-values are attainable?
What’s the difference between a traditional woodworking joint and a modern one? Thanks a lot!
I am estimating a project to repair an 1800 train station. Do you construct decorative timber members for rafters and […]
What’s Your Opinion On Building With Green Timber?
We are currently trying to design a home and I really like the exposed timber look on the inside. How […]
Have you ever hidden a tension tie in the floor space beneath a finished A-frame attic?
We are looking to build an 700-800sq ft. octagon home with a wraparound porch. Because we will use straw bale […]
I have a silo foundation that has approximately a 22′ inside diameter and approximately a 26′ outside diameter which results […]
Can you design/fabricate a frame design like the Hermes project in Texas, with the main “bay” being 40′ wide and […]