|Project by Mathew Nedeljko||posted 05-02-2010 04:22 AM||6287 views||5 times favorited||8 comments|
This clematis grows well over 8’ up the chimney in my backyard. Got sick of constantly having to replace the flimsy metal ones that we were using to support it. Built this out of three redwood 2×4’s one that was 42” long became the 8 rails -3/4×3/4…the other two were 36” long, I ripped those down to 3/4 by 1 1/2, they became the stiles.
Now i had all the pieces, but needed to figure out how to lay them out so that I got the right overall width and reasonable spacing for the squares. After messing around with different layouts I came up with this concept, but before I started cutting dadoes I fired up sketchup and created a really rough model so I could make sure I cut the dado’s in the verticals in the right locations. Fortunately that all went according to plan, but gluing up over 40 intersecting lap joints took a while.
Fortunately I have a hammer drill and found the tapcon screws to install it to the wall.
Best part was the wife came home and loved it. She’s happy, everybody’s happy right?
Thanks for looking.
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