Several days ago I shared a photo of some of the hand-forged iron nails that were retrieved from my house (built ca. 1865) when it was rehabilitated in 2005.
Nails were not used to fasten the roof rafters, however. The rafters were joined by a mortise and tenon joint and fastened with a wooden peg. Click on the photo below to see a larger image (the original rafters are grey; new, larger rafters have been "sistered" alongside them for additional strength).
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a photo gallery of past July 4th
parade photos. You can read it here: