155 Truss Stories
Learn the Language of Trusses in Design
If figuring out all those intersecting beam configurations under roofs makes your eyes cross, here's help
"language of trusses, especially because there are as many variants in truss design as there... king post truss is and how it differs from, say, a queen post truss or a hammerhead truss... posed trusses are exceptional architectural elements, at once structural — they... the many truss types out there, how do you decide which to use? Even a seasoned architect... truss, here are a few answers.... remove trusses, or parts of trusses, or replace the trusses with a different truss..."
Supporting Act: Exposed Wood Trusses in Design
"Enter trusses. When we think of exposed wood trusses — those structural members... wood trusses need not recall ski chalets or old barns. Even modern/contemporary... exposed wood trusses with clean and simple surfaces, creating modern and contemporary spaces... d trusses pictured, it seems like all of these homes have trusses that were intended... has a truss beamed ceiling, and I'm looking for lighting that will highlight the..."
"A truss is a triangular brace that supports the weight of a roof. In its basic form... using truss construction techniques. These trusses may look decorative, but they... variations of truss design, scissor trusses are just as strong as the more familiar versions... Language of Trusses in Design | Browse more truss photos... beam of a truss; the rafters form the triangular peak. This open ceiling showcases typical..."
Know Your House: Components of a Roof
Don't get held up by confusion over trusses, rafters and purlins. Learn about a roof's features and their purposes here
"confusion over trusses, rafters and purlins. Learn about a roof's features and their purposes... manufactured trusses. If you're looking for some ceiling height variety and a vaulted ceiling... ceiling with trusses. Using a scissor truss (google it) gives you a vaulted ceiling, albeit... area over truss roofs. Truss roofs are engineered, typically built off-site and delivered... together... Trusses also make for an unusable attic. You have to crouch and are constantly..."
Room of the Day: A Great Room in a Former Church
"beautiful trusses and a bell make the most of this converted church’s good bones... scissor-truss ceiling would make anyone giddy enough to pull on the rope that rings... the open truss look, but did you need to insulate the roof at all? If so how did you... scissor trusses. “It made an enormous difference and created one large, unified room... types of trusses Italian folding campaign chairs from the 1940s surround an antique..."
Exposed Rafter Tails Show Heads-Up Craftsman Style
For a touch that offers decorative appeal and practical protection in bad weather, look to this classic Craftsman roof detail
Houzz Tour: From Olden Church to Soaring Modern Marvel
"r-old trusses and ceiling, and high-end decor, being inside it today is nearly a... timber trusses, both a hundred years old. Leaving the limestone floor “lumpy and bumpy... original truss cuts a striking scene, as does a mirror near the ceiling above the bed... The old trusses jut into the space, keeping the rhythm of the old structure. The architect..."
Houzz Tour: A Contemporary Retreat on a British Moor
Once nearly uninhabitable, this 18th-century farmhouse is now a beautiful example of ecofriendliness and self-sufficiency
Houzz Tour: A Transformed Carriage House Opens for Play
Discover a Hobbit House Fit for Bilbo Baggins
Part art studio, part guesthouse and all charm, this imaginative Colorado cottage looks like it grew right out of the earth
Open Web Steel Joist
"beamed trusses are run parallel to one another to support roofs or the floor above..."
10 Ways to Get the Modern Rustic Lodge Look
Soaring ceilings, log walls and woodsy views are just the start of creating a lodge that has the right balance of rustic and modern
Movin' on Up: What to Consider With a Second-Story Addition
Learn how an extra story will change your house and its systems to avoid headaches and extra costs down the road
"original trusses, attached the joists to the bottom sections of the trusses (which support... of the trusses and the mainbeams which ran perpendicular to the trusses, the contractor... waste the trusses from the original garage. The second garage only looks like a garage... of the trusses. The first floor ceiling was now supported by the floor joists of..."
Houzz Tour: Subtle Cape Cod Style in Los Angeles
Forget geography. It’s attitude — and an unerring eye for detail — that gives this California lair an Atlantic ambience
"the wood trusses to lower the vaulted ceiling and make the room look cozier. Perhaps... reclaimed wood trusses in the bedroom and wall color really accent each other, they do ground... the wood trusses.I found the overall effect beautiful and welcoming. This house reminds... Reclaimed wood trusses help bring down the height of the vaulted ceiling, so the room feels..."
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