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

Object Type

Building Component

Dimensions

8.25 x 7.5 (WxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1927.2288A

Places

Massachusetts (United States)