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Ethnology of Tokelau Islands

Figure 17.—House framework: corner of framework supported by forked post cut out to fit tie-beam plate; tie beam rests on end of tie-beam plate and supports middle purlin; principal rafter rests on tie-beam plate and also supports middle purlin; thatch rafter rests on purlin; end purlin is above tie beam and rests on end of middle purlin

Figure 17.—House framework: corner of framework supported by forked post cut out to fit tie-beam plate; tie beam rests on end of tie-beam plate and supports middle purlin; principal rafter rests on tie-beam plate and also supports middle purlin; thatch rafter rests on purlin; end purlin is above tie beam and rests on end of middle purlin.

Figure 17.—House framework: corner of framework supported by forked post cut out to fit tie-beam plate; tie beam rests on end of tie-beam plate and supports middle purlin; principal rafter rests on tie-beam plate and also supports middle purlin; thatch rafter rests on purlin; end purlin is above tie beam and rests on end of middle purlin.