Timber trusses for small projects (click to enlarge)

Timber trusses for small projects (click to enlarge)


This timber truss is a good truss system for small, simple structures such as cabins in non-code areas. Having trees of the right size and type nearby is an obvious plus. In many areas of the US you can legally cut trees from national forests with a low cost firewood permit. Instead of cutting the trees into firewood, you can produce far more valuable building materials such as these trusses.

Timber connectors, such as the Simpson Strong Tie timber connector shown below, provide greater connecting strength. Flatten small areas so washers will sit flat.

Simpson Strong Tie timber connector

Simpson Strong Tie timber connector


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Timber Trusses — 1 Comment

  1. Indeed a nice post and I really like reading log cabins stuff on the web. You have beautifully explained the importance of wooden houses, log cabins and timber buildings industry. Keep up the nice posting as I have subscribed to your blog.

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