|Project by FranBo||posted 07-23-2012 01:35 AM||2350 views||5 times favorited||10 comments|
Built as a prototype for a home in southern yellow pine, actual brackets will be cedar. Just a bit different from the sketch. Mortise and tenon joinery and dados with glue and screws, joints to be drilled and doweled, should be very strong indeed with simple T-cross section like that, similar to an I-beam, easy to use 2×4 stock this way, whichever wood type you use. Challenges include lining up the diagonal brace and getting it perfectly square, and then executing mortises with one angled side (see parts photo) which had to be done carefully with a chisel at just the right angle. Assembly, stain and finish at a later time.
—Fran B, Residential Designer
-- Fran B, Residential Designer