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image SM volume 64/271

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SM volume 64/271


[10] Copies of attic and south west trusses


Section of the framing for the Attic / South West Front and Section, showing the framing / to Attic Entrance Front


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as above, dimensions given, Joist to Ground floor 9 x 3, here the bearings / are short, Scantlings for Roof of Attic Story / Gutter plate 9 6 / Rafters 42 2½ / Ceilings Joists 3 1½ / 1½ Deal Ridge / Binders to Attic floor 9 5 / Joists 6 2½ / Scantlings for the framing of / Attic Story / A Wall plate on the two sides of buildg / where the Girders lay 6 4 / where the Girders lay 4 4 / B Girders 12 10 / C Angle posts 8 4½ / D Centre posts 8 4½ / E Braces 5 4 / F Top Plate 6 4½ / Quarter 4 2½ / H Wall plate 4½ 4 / I Rafters do 4½ 3 / Do all angle joists / angle Posts 6 3 // The Bond not to be cut of the openings / till the Binding is quite settled

Medium and dimensions

Pen, yellow and pink washes on laid paper (485 x 290)


Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office


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