The Truss is the heart of the timber frame and is functional as well as decorative. Our clients can choose their truss style based on their stylistic vision for their home and the load bearing requirements of their structure. Today we’re going to look at 4 basic styles of Trusses. There are more styles, variations, and modifications to these styles but these are where we usually begin.
The King Post Truss is one of our most popular and efficient Truss designs. When people think of Timber Framing, this is often the Truss style they visualize.
The Queen Post gives a different style of visual appeal to the frame while still supporting the frame structurally. One of the advantages of the Queen post is that it offers more usable space in the center.
The Scissor Truss is aptly named because it looks like a pair of scissors opening, with bottom chords that crisscross each other.
The Hammer Beam Truss is one of the most striking and dramatic Trusses and provides a high ceiling with plenty of visual space.
If you have any questions about any of these trusses or incorporating them into a project, submit a question on our ask the experts page or give us a call at our workshop.