Timber frame tie beam from the Hawkins house (18th century), Derby, Connecticut, USA. Actual tie beams in the house run approximately east-to-west; hence, this SketchUp component is oriented along the red axis. The layout face of this particular tie beam is oriented north. This is what I mean by the designation '+1'. On the other hand, I would use '-1' to designate a layout face oriented south; that is, the equivalent of rotating the +1 component 180 degrees over the ground plane. Note that this model is still being adjusted, and not yet final.
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