Cornice designs and structures are manifold, though common to all is that the cornice’s centre of gravity should lie vertically above the underlying and supporting masonry.
The figure to the right shows an “empty” truss in the roof structure, i.e. without a cross brace section. As indicated in the figure, posts in the half-timber construction are often enclosed with brick.
Recommended literature in Danish:
Herholdt: Vejledning i Husbygningskunst (1877)