Graphical Construction Glossary >> Roofs and roofing. >> Roof Types >> collar tie roof
The joints between the ties and the rafters can take a few forms, from a bolted connection (see below) to the halved (part dovetail) joint that I show above. Actually it would not be a full halving joint in either member but more likely a third cut out of each. A basic principal is to not to make something weaker at the expense of good looks.
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