|Project by greg48||posted 07-27-2011 09:52 PM||2558 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
It’s been a long time in the making, but it is finally done (almost)! Starting with some reclaimed redwood water tank staves salvaged from an old logging town, cutting around most of the dry rot, nails, bullets, etc., I came up with this arbor for the bride (of 43 years). I probably could have purchased one as nice, but there is no gratification in paying off a Mastercard charge. All joinery is pinned mortise & tenon, or saddle joints, and rabbet joints. There are no metal pieces except the concrete fasteners at the base of the posts and the gate hinges. The “almost” qualification on the completion are the moldings around the bottom of the post to hide the galvanized straps, which I am cutting up now. I think I will use biscuits and glue on the beveled corners (no nails). The parting comment from the wife was ”...the fences look pretty bad now.” Oh well.
-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"