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SM 46/2/B4


[5] Design for front attic truss


Section, shewing the framing to Attic / Entrance Front


to a scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot


as above, The Bond not to be cut out of the openings / till the Building is quite settled, Scantlings for the framing of / Attic Story / A Wall plates - on the two sides of building / where the Gutters lay 6'' X 4'' / the other two sides 4'' x 4'' / B Guides 12'' x 10'' / C Angle posts 8'' x 4'' / D center Posts 8 x 4½ / E Braces 5 X 4 / F tio Plate 6 x 4½ / G Quarters 4 X 2½ // Scantlings of Timber to the dressings / H Wall plate 4½'' x 4'' / I Rafters 4½'' x 3'' / -- at angles against / ----post 6'' x 3'' and dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen, yellow and pink washes, pricked for transfer (250 x 338)


Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office



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