Scissor Truss

Scissor Truss DrawingScissor Truss

Another different style of truss to consider. The design removes the need for a tie-beam, so it is particuarly useful for creating a high ceiling or a feeling of headspace.

The longer braces can either pass each other, be half-lapped into each other or joined using exposed steel connections as in the example below.


An example of a modified Scissor Truss in the workshop with exposed steel connections

Scissor Truss Example