Posts Tagged ‘Hammer Beam’

Do you need a tension tie?

February 1, 2012 Leave a comment

This truss design did.  Pretty, don’t you think?

Since this structural truss design naturally wants to push out against the wall framing (we don’t want that), bring in the steel tie rod.

Engineering Department is happy (that’s what we want)!


Sunrise and Timber Framing, Beautiful!

March 16, 2011 3 comments

This is a rare progress shot, sunrise into this timber frame home, so beautiful.  Custom designed for a client that just walked into our shop one day with some questions.  Here is the design as drawn:

Native hemlock timbers were chosen, rough sawn and semi-sanded to soften the look.    Modified hammer beam design in the dormer, love it.

Hammer beam  is looking good, don’t you think so?  Traditional joinery with pegs extended, too bad this needs to be covered up, but it  is a residence :).