There is a gadget called a "saddle bracket" (or so I
It is a sheet metal assembly that allows the use of "square
end" rafters. Instead of angling then end of the rafter
appropriately, this sheet metal hanger is used.
There is a similar gadget that is used at the bottom to
avoid the necessity for cutting the bird's mouth.
I am looking for a source for these things, but am having
trouble. My strong suspicion is that they now go by a name
other than "saddle bracket."
Despite a visit to Home Depot, and lots of Googling, I am
getting nowhere. I also checked my MSC catalog and found
that not only could I not locate the specific item I need, I
could not even locate things like joist hangers. I am pretty
sure that they are somewhere in those 4000 odd pages by a
name that I am not considering.
Can you suggest a source, or another name by which these
things might be known?
If you email... Please remove the "SPAMLESS."
Click to see the full signature.