|Project by Tyler||posted 03-21-2012 02:01 AM||3140 views||5 times favorited||10 comments|
So when I was about to build this, I realized that I didn’t want to build this out of nice, square, and easy to work with treated lumber; I didn’t want the chemicals to leach into the Concord grape plants I planted below it. So the first thing was to go out and cut down a few small locust trees, which last as long, if not longer than treated lumber (we have posts still holding up a gate that were put in place 40 years ago). Once I had the four pieces for the frame, I figured I’d try my hand at some hand-made mortise and tenon joints. After a lot of heavy lifting, carving, drilling, and sweating, I came out with this. I put two 3/8” pegs through the one side of the frame to secure the frame bars, and screwed on the 3/4” X 3/4” middle bars every 10”. Thanks for checking it out!
-- Tyler- Montandon, PA ------ "It aint broke, it just needs fixed!"