Trusses are a commonly used structural component in all types of construction. A truss consists of numerous smaller lengths, each of which handles a portion of the load supported by the overall assembly.
In short, trusses are sturdy and they're everywhere. Some examples:
- The Eiffel Tower
- The Hearst Tower
- Popsicle Stick Bridges
The printable instructions (download below) shows details on how to make a basic truss. Start simple, then take your trusses to the next level using our other downloadable files.