One Tree Woodwork

Custom woodworking and art

Beam work

Below is a few pictures of a wooden truss system I have been working on with my guys made up of douglas fir beams. The bottom chord of the truss is made up of 2 6×12″-14′ pieces joined in the middle with a 1/4″ steel plate bolted through with 1/2″ carriage bolts. The reason for the joint is that the room is 26′ wide and the longest fir beam we could get from our supplier  kiln dried was 16′. The rafters,king post,queen post were all made with 6×8″ and all connections were secured with 1/4″ steel plate through bolted. From floor to the bottom of the truss is 16′ to the peak another 8′. Each truss we estimate to weigh around 1,000 pounds.I love the smell of douglas fir it reminds me of christmas time.

 

    

Saw these stags on my way into work just as I entered the ranch.

  

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Winston Churchill

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