at which the ends of two members meet in a square cut
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curvature built into a truss bottom chord to
compensate for anticipated deflection due to loading
The part of a
truss that extends beyond its support, exclusive of
separation of wood fibres, usually extending across
the rings of annual growth, caused chiefly by strains
produced in seasoning.
members forming the top and bottom edges of the
indicates the inside or interior frame to frame
dimensions. Not to be confused with
selected to be longer than the member it is
driven through and which is bent back the
dimension of its excess length.
connecting opposite roof rafters.
member placed between two rafters a specific vertical
distance above the top plate for the purpose of
limiting outward thrust of the