How to layout a timber frame knee brace correctly. The knee brace is the fundamental element of a timber frame structure. Although it looks simple at first glance there are many ways to get off track when laying out your knee brace to cut. From inconsistent rough sawn material to the geometric complexities of noses […]
Author: Moyer Fountain Sr.
The Joint and Peg team recommends that you typically always have the knee braces of a timber frame suspended from the beam when you are flying the beam during a raising. We find that most do not do this. Here is what we suggest: First of all, always have as much of an assembly as […]
You are probably in the field and someone has poured a circular slab. However, the didn’t leave you the origin of the circle. You could also be wanting to create an arch and you need to find a spot on the shop floor to use your trammel points (large compass) to create the proper radii […]
Do you need plywood for your timber frame? The short answer is No. However, it is true that modern day panel products such as OSB and plywood do provide a measure of lateral strength when analyzing enclosed timber frames. In most cases, the desire to build the timber frame without the need for plywood becomes […]
It is pretty easy to do it correctly, but most don’t. In short, do not ever cut any lines that you can’t see with a hand saw. Its 3 Steps. Layout some practice lines on your timber (the part that is to be dropped) with your framing square and practice!
“Pet the Cat”. It is an entirely accurate analogy for wood working. If you aren’t paying attention to the grain, then you are going to find you work less pleasurable and less successful. All aspiring woodworkers, carpenters, timber framers and those that work wood should start with hand tools in their hands. Power tools have […]
The Bower at Edmunds Oast was designed in house. We built and raised the structure in November of 2014. The frame consists of second growth Cypress from the Sandhills of NC. There is also some elaborate metal work to resolve tension in the trusses. There are four open air bays and two enclosed bays. There […]