Timber Frame Engineering
Post and beam construction is different than both conventional stick framing and structural steel framing. It presents its own set of unique possibilities and limitations. While every project is unique in location and structural design requirements, we can offer general guidelines. This page is dedicated to just that – helping our clients gain a basic understanding of timber frame engineering. 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 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 […]
Hi. I am reproducing a gable end barge board with bottom chord, king post/finial and bracing ,from a photograph. Is […]
My name is Shannon and I am just a house designer/draftsperson in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada. I found your blog […]
We are currently trying to design a home and I really like the exposed timber look on the inside. How […]
I have a silo foundation that has approximately a 22′ inside diameter and approximately a 26′ outside diameter which results […]
Can A scissor truss be designed an put on the roof of a new house 28 feet wide x 40 […]
Hi. My name is Cliff Wallace & I am an architectural designer who, is currently in the preliminary planning stages […]
I was admiring the hammer beam truss and wondered what the span and spacing would be ? How many trusses […]
What is a modified king post truss, and how does it work structurally?
I am designing a timber frame porte cochere. How should I detail the post bases?
What is a tension tie?