Sometimes in life, and in timber framing, there is just too much going on at the same point.
This can mean trouble say, if four beams are trying to attach themselves to one post from all different sides. Four mortices could seriously weaken the post even if they could all be accomodated.
A dry oak “spline” can act as a solution to this structural standoff and prevent any diplomatic incidents. It runs through the post and supports opposing beams.
If you're considering an oak framed building (or larch, or douglas fir), let's talk. We'll gladly put together an outline quote (completely free, with no strings attached). And we need very little information from you to do so.
Equally, we're always here, at the end of the phone, to talk through your ideas.