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Project by Blackie_ posted 07-30-2017 10:28 PM 1377 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a badly needed project as I had one bedroom single window that has the uninvited morning sun beaming in.

Adjustable to different angles awning.

This was a quick project, I just worked the details in my head as to what I wanted and how I was going to build it. All together with hardware and materials cost was around $60.

I used all red cedar starting with 2 – 2”x4”x8’ cedar boards, 14 – 6’ cedar fence pickets sawed to 4.5” wide cut to 44” long, 2 – 5/16” x 5” lag screws, 4 – 5/16” x 4” hex Galvanized bolts with 5/16” nuts and washers.

I spaced each step 3” apart on a 45 degree angle using my tri square as the guide per cut. I first taped both side rails together and marked the lines to cut so they would be even across. I also taped them together when drilling the 5/16” adjusting holes so that they also would be even. Each slat is secured In Place with a 1 1/4” torque screw.

I used the lag screws on top to anchor the side rails to the support brace adding flat washers in between to allow for the henge (swing) and used the bolts for the supports to be removed for adjusting the awning.

Thanks for viewing.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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FloridaArt

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#1 posted 07-31-2017 12:13 AM

This is a good idea! The cedar should weather well. I like the adjustable arms. Wondering how you decided on 44-inches? The windows looks taller than that from the photos. I was thinking if the awning completely covered the window when lowered, the awning could serve double duty as storm/hurricane protection.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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Blackie_

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#2 posted 07-31-2017 12:44 AM

Thanks Art, the 44” is the width not the length, sorry for that confusion. The length I cut to 3’, I’m here in central TX, safe from the hurricane weather, but yes it could function as window protection from high winds.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 07-31-2017 02:22 AM

Very clever thinking Randy. Nice that you can adjust it also. Looks good!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 07-31-2017 04:07 AM

I recently did an awning for rain deflection on the doorway to my Katty Shack feeding station. Maybe I should take the time to post it. Like your ceder and slats approach

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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robscastle

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#5 posted 07-31-2017 06:30 AM

It looks fully functional Blackie, and a good brownie point earner with the family as well!

-- Regards Robert

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Hawaiilad

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#6 posted 07-31-2017 08:54 AM

Great build Randy. In our new house we have a couple windows in the bedroom that need these…just telling my wife that the other day,

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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Blackie_

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#7 posted 07-31-2017 10:58 AM

Thanks Tony, Tom, Rob and Larry.

By using the open slat method it still allows me to see outside into the back yard while at the same time blocking the sun.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Tooch

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#8 posted 07-31-2017 12:15 PM

Nice work Randy. You sure are branching out from boxes, I like it!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 07-31-2017 12:53 PM

This is very creative and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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balidoug

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#10 posted 07-31-2017 01:07 PM

a well designed solution and a well executed project.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 07-31-2017 02:33 PM

Nice work, Randy!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Blackie_

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#12 posted 07-31-2017 10:46 PM

Thanks Tooch, Charles, Doug and Jim.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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