Terminology

by Mike C.
(McConnellsburg)

What is the correct term for the wood block used between the posts and the main girders in the basement of a typical bank barn?

This piece is usually 3-4' long with tapers cut on the bottom ends. I believe it is used to help reduce shear loads on the girders.

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Jun 07, 2013
Terminology
by: Anonymous

By tapered block you must mean the 'cleat' that is attached. I'd like to know the term used for those as well.

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