|Project by studie||posted 11-15-2012 02:42 AM||3155 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
I am so lucky to have a pal with a sawmill. The blade is 54” and is powered by a diesel motor from a Kenworth truck. He works in the woods building roads and gets 12’ logs just for hauling them out. No small task indeed. This project started with replacing a beam that supported 20’ long double 2×8s to support the carport roof. I used 3 2×6 lvl beams then added another 2×8 to the 2 already there. I welded 4 custom heavy hangers to support the unusual (reversed, under rather than over the support beam) beam system so now all is stout. Thy wanted to hide the carport roof some how and this is what I came up with.
Raw but seasoned cedar in 1” and 2” thick by 4” to 14” wide boards in various lengths but this is 12’ long so I got some of them as well. I like to do arches so they let me design this my way. The horizontal slats are let into dados cut into the 2×3 vertical supports so they are let in 1/2” for strength. And using Gorilla glue with stainless 15g nails, this thing is strong as a truss! I used a single plank to make the curved bottom, it is 5 slats up 1 piece. In Wood brand deck stain cedar color.
These folks have given me work for years and let me do artistic wood working. I finished the garage remodel to make an office complete with fine int doors, trim and the carriage doors set it off nicely (I so wanted to make the carriage doors but we found these for a price that I couldn’t match).
I just love this kind of a project, not a lot of money but a lot of fun!!