Modified Scissor Trusses

Christ Holy Trinity Episcopal

Church with Modified Scissors Trusses with a dark stain

Christ Holy Trinity Episcopal is in Westport, CT. Vermont Timber Works provided modified scissor trusses for the church.

All of our frames are handcrafted to meet exact project requirements, and we enjoy working with our clients to make sure the details – from design to finish – are just right.

If you like these church trusses, or have timber work questions, we invite you to get contact or ask an expert!

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After a timber frame has been fabricated in our Vermont shop, our crew often travels to the job site to assemble and raise the frame. The same people who cut the frame do the assembly.

Shipping Church Timber Frame

Shipping The Frame

Church Timber Frame Assembly

Truss Installation

Timber Truss Assembly

Setting A Truss

Modified Scissor Truss Church Raising

Flying Modified Scissor Truss

Modified Scissor Truss Placing

Modified Scissor Truss Placing

Placing Timber Truss

Placing A Timber Truss

Placing Church Scissor Trusses

Placing Church Scissor Trusses

Church Scissor Trusses & Roof Rafters

Roof Rafters

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The timber frame design process involves a series of sketches and review with the client and their architect — including a 3D model of the frame — until there is an approved final design. With the final design, detailed 2D shop drawings are created and used to fabricate the frame.

Frame Plans

Bent Profile

Post Details

Joint Details

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