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Birdsmouth Joints








is a "birdsmouth joint," a simple joint which can be readily made by the handsaw, used when a spar fits on the wall plate. A nail is shown securing it in position.


shows the birdsmouth joint where the spar runs over the outside of the wall plate, thus allowing a fixing for an ornamental finish.


Fig. 356.—Rafter and Tie Beam Joint. Fig. 356.—Rafter and Tie Beam Joint.






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