Wind braces or sway braces – these are the (usually) curved braces in the roof that stretch from the principal rafter to the purlin.
Primarily designed for the functional purpose of adding rigidity and preventing racking, it just so happens that they add a hugely dramatic visual flourish to the roof structure….. my favourite bit of the frame.Apr-26-13 a las 7:49 am Jowl Post. Sin Comentarios
Timber framing thoughts – Cross Frames
This is often a good place to start when the design is done and dusted, the oak has been delivered, and is stacked in imposing heaps blocking out the sunlight in the yard.Jowl Post. Sin Comentarios
If timber framing was all about rigid straight lines; square, level, plumb and perpendicular, it would be a structurally sound world full of strong manly buildings that lasted for centuries – but let’s face it, a bit boring.
They soften and enchant with their flowing grain, reminding us in case we forget, their past life as a tree. I cut them with a chainsaw following the natural fibres of the wood for increased strength.Jowl Post. Sin Comentarios
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