Cool old trusses

This is from a church I did yesterday. Not sure when it was built. This is the first time I have seen trusses like this. The span was probably 45’ - 50’ wide.


we found your nickname
always had a cloud of dust surrounding him

people pay huge $s for the modern metal plate versions

that might be a cool house to consider ceiling removal
we’ve done a few with similar “attic features”


check your website i got this from the link in your sig

Thanks Barry, I will send this to Ian. It loaded fine for me, but I use Brave.

Using Safari, I got the same as Bear:

worked for me on Chrome…

or maybe I’m just not as insecure as You guys…


Worked for me too on Bing. Win10

havin another Zevon moment


LOL :smiley:

…oh boy !

Looks impressive, but placing all the bolts in a line makes a weak connection. They should have been staggered.

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That’s bad ass

Morning, David.
Hope this post finds you well.

Plywood truss gussets. Not uncommon in my neck of the woods. Inspected commercial and residential properties going back to the mid 1850’s and earlier.

There is an article in Mastering Roof Inspections by Kenton Shepard and Nick Gromicko. Mastering Roof Inspections: Roof Framing, Part 3

What year was the building erected?

PS: Thanks for sharing.

Robert, I am not sure. I am guessing late 40’s or early 50’s.

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Cool trusses I would trust that design over the cheap plating designs of today any day of the week.

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