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Rafter Foot

Description

A section of plate beam with dove-tail mortise and end of joist remaining in it on top surface of beam. Attached to the interior surface of the plate are vertical plants 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" thick and butting each other (in place of studs) and held on by pegs. Extending up at a diagonal are rafter feet. The plate has been cut out to receive the shape of the foot.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1775
Material
wood (plant material)
Object type
Building Component
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
FRAMING MEMBER
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
8.25 x 7.5 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1927.2288A
GUSN
541

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