TTRAG PROCEEDINGS 2004, 4
MEDIEVAL ROOF CARPENTRY: CHARPENTE LAMBRISSÉE 8
Lynn T. Courtenay
HISTORIC AMERICAN ROOF TRUSSES, 16
III. KINGPOST TRUSSES
On the cover, view of the cedar roof trusses at the monastery of St. Catherine’s at Mt. Sinai, Egypt, built between 548 and 565 to commemorate the supposed site of the miracle of the burning bush. Kingposts truss the rafters only; the 20-ft. tie beams carry no ceiling load. Kingpost article begins on page 16. Photo, copyright 1995, by Lynn T. Courtenay.
This publication was made possible through Grant MT-2210-02-NC-08 from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).