Moment-resisting timber frames (MRTFs) can be an alternative load-carrying system for mid-rise buildings, compared to systems based on walls or diagonals. The response of MRTFs depends largely on their connections. This paper provides an overview and anaysis and design aspects of connections for MRTFs based on inclined threaded rods. Simplified expressions are provided for the properties of such connections and for the properties of threaded rods. Finally, the effects of connection's stiffness variability are explored. It is shown that this variability can result in increased values of actions compared to the values obtained by use of mean connection stiffness.