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Has TTRAG (or anyone) Published Joint Details from Any Surveys? #7966 02/23/99 02:39 AM
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Bill Lane Offline OP
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I'm interested in the New England Barn foremost. I know of some of Jack Sobon's
self-published work on the Dutch Barn.
I'm most interested in Common Rafter systems
with continuous top plates and intermediate
continuous purlins, and how the old frames
dealt with thrust in the roof system.

Also, are there many frames which were build
with the 2nd floor as we would now (with all
the tie beams, summers, and joists in the same plane ? How did they detail those joints?

Thanks, and this is a great forum. By the way, is it meant to supercede the TFG wwwBB
within the members section? This forum
certainly seems to be getting more input.

Re: Has TTRAG (or anyone) Published Joint Details from Any Surveys? #7967 02/23/99 02:14 PM
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Rudy R Christian Offline
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Several books come to mind that might help in your research:

The Pennsylvania Barn by Robert F. Ensminger

Old Barns in the New World/ Richard Babcock

Barns of the Midwest/ Hubert Wilhelm

The Old Barn Book/ Allen Noble

There is also a great deal of historic framing information in the back issues of Timber Framing.

If you are planning to attend the Traditional Timberframe Research and Advisory Group annual symposium March 12-14, you will meet more than a few framers with experience in the type of roof system you are studying.

This forum probably will supercede the members section BB. Thanx for using it.

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