Rafter Foot

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

ca. 1775

GUSN

GUSN-541

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

Descriptive Terms

wood (plant material)
FRAMING MEMBER

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

8.25 x 7.5 (WxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1927.2288A

Places

Massachusetts (United States)