Another connection method SWC uses for Structural trusses requiring concealed connections is internal tensioning hardware. These special embedded anchors utilize tension rods and expanding pins to preload timber joints in a variety of configurations. Wooden dowels are inserted where pins are installed, creating a more classic “dowelled” appearance. This connection method, while “classic” in appearance, is significantly more economical than true mortice and tenon or dowelled connections.
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