Projects - Maine Timberwrights Valley System

Helping out my friend, Josh Wetmore, with the compound joinery for his cross-gabled workshop. A mix of planed Pine and Hemlock was used. Main pitch is 10” with the dormer being a 12” pitch making what is called a bastard valley. We offset the timber from the center line of the valley to avoid making the trough cut on the side face, leaving as much wood as possible. The valley peaks are tenoned into the purlin header that is in plane with the main roof. The feet terminate at 10” x 15” post and principal rafters without the use of screws or pegs, only compression.



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