HISTORIC AMERICAN ROOF TRUSSES, 4
IV. COMPOSITE AND RAISED BOTTOM CHORD TRUSSES
COMPOSITE AND RAISED BOTTOM CHORD TRUSS ENGINEERING, 20
D-I-Y DOWN UNDER II, 22
On the cover, end view and interior detail of newly made barn with guest quarters in Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia. The owner-builder, an artist and self-taught mason and timber framer, chainmilled most of the timber from salvage logs of many species and gathered and laid all the stones in the masonry foundation. Inspired by English design largely from the Welsh Marches, though not exclusively so, the frame was cut by English scribe rule and raised piece by piece using gin pole, shear legs and tackle. Pegs are cleft and shaved. Photos by Mandy Murphy. Story page 22.
This publication was made possible through Grant MT-2210-02-NC-08 from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).