king post truss


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king post truss

[′kiŋ ‚pōst ‚trəs]
(building construction)
A wooden roof truss having two principal rafters held by a horizontal tie beam, a king post upright between tie beam and ridge, and usually two struts to the rafters from a thickening at the king post foot.
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The significance of the site was soon obvious, the main barn a particularly important building, dating to the 15th century and notable for its king post truss construction.
The main bedroom is a good place to admire the important King Post truss, which dominates the space making a grand 'frame' for the bed.
The threshing barn is attached to the property and built of brick with the rear roof slope-tiled, and the front slope metal sheet-clad, with part-brick floor and a substantial king post truss roof.
Included within the structure is an important king post truss indicating a high grade construction and some status for the site.