A modification of the old
which was of heavytimbers with every joint mortised andtenoned. The modification consists of lighter timbers and less mortising andpinning to save material and labor.
are framed into the corner posts atthe second story level joists as well as tobrace the whole frame. The girts whichsupport the floor joist are called drop girts;those parallel to the joists are called raisedor flush girts. The studs run from sill to girtand from girt to roof plate. Diagonal bracesrun from sill to corner posts and from thecorner posts to the roof plate. This type of construction is more rigid than the balloonframe.
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Braced Frame, Full Frame – 1. The frame of a building in which the resistance to lateral forces or to frame instability is provided bydiagonal bracing, K-bracing, or other type of bracing. 2. Heavy, braced wood framing for a structure which uses girts that are mortisedinto solid posts; the posts are full frame height, with one-story-high studs between, usually diagonally braced.Girt –A horizontal structural member in the framing of a timber-framed house, typically supporting the ends of the ceiling joists and actingas the main horizontal support for the floor or roof above. Often preceded by an adjective indicating its position; for example, front girt,denotes a heavy timber that runs horizontally along the front of the house; rear girt, along the rear.