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Offline Hans1

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Timber frame Shop Question
« on: June 03, 2007, 08:54:16 PM »
I am planning to build a timber frame shop I would like to know what width I could go and still have a vaulted ceiling until the collar tie.I plan to use 6x8" red pine beams on 10' centers. this will be located in southern Iowa so snow load and code are not a problem.Thanks Steve

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Re: Timber frame Shop Question
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2007, 09:35:40 PM »
We must need a picture  :).

Collar ties should be ceiling joists at the plate level if possible. As you raise the tie the stresses rise fast. If you can design a ridgebeam to support the rafters, basically the rafters hanging from the ridge, then you can raise or eliminate the rafter ties.
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