February 2009
Timber Home Living;Feb2009, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p24
The article discusses the different kinds of truss systems used in timber homes. The simplest form of truss is the triangle which is limited for use in small structures. For larger spaces, the kingpost with struts not only offers a sturdier look but is also the least expensive truss system, whereas the queen-post truss lowers the ceiling height to achieve a more intimate effect. In contrast, the hammerbeam truss allows for an even larger expanse, giving the room a cathedral ceiling quality.


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