Our timber frame project has an end in sight! This week we focused on rafters. The pictures above and the picture to the left illustrate the method of joinery that we exercised to bring our rafters together at the ridge. Tongue and Fork is the term for it.
|Tongue and Fork|
You can see we dry fit them on the ground before erecting them on our building. Also for our birds mouth cut since their is not going to be any overhang assemblies we are going with a plane-old birds mouth cut only the plumb cut is on the opposite end-edge of the timber. This is because when it is in place, the rafter ca not slide off the plates or top girder. See the photos below to better understand what I am trying to explain.