The English tying joint allows the walls of the structure to be held in place by beams stretching from one side to the other.
Tie beam dovetails
The dovetails fit tightly over the wall plate, locking it firmly.
Farmhouse lean-to veranda
This farmhouse had 'evolved' over many hundreds of years and in parts, over 500 years old. Detailing such as the bevel size and joist end curves were added with a nod to an earlier era.
No time to stop
Daylight time in winter is short so out with the floodlights and on with the work!