Raised Chord King Post Truss with Struts
The Raised Chord King Post with Struts Timber Truss
Based on the traditional King Post, this modified truss featured a raised chord or tie beam and is mostly used in timber frame construction to span long distances or bearing heavy loads.
The King Post is an open truss with two primary rafters and, its namesake, a center vertical support which connects the apex of the rafters to the center tie beam. A raised chord design push up the connection of the tie beam up onto the rafters rather than connecting at the bottom edges of them. This design also features additional braces adding to the visual aesthetics and structural strength of the truss system.