Frame with Irregular Sized Timber Most large timbers that are sawn for framing never make it to a 4-sided planer. Even with an experienced sawyer and a top-notch mill there will be variation in the cross-sectional sizing of the timbers. When the framer begins to build with these irregular timbers, […]
Timber Frame Instruction
This category consists of posts, images, and case studies of what we have learned through our experience in the wood construction field.
Knee Brace First things first, you have to get a solid understanding of a proper timber frame brace layout. 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
A Better Way for Timber Frame Knee Braces 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. Assuming you have