|Project by 007lab||posted 01-30-2013 08:08 AM||1506 views||4 times favorited||2 comments|
I wanted something to go with the deck in my back yard and this is what I came up with.
It’s all cedar finished with Penofin. The joints are splined. The 45 degree supports are mortised into the 4×4s. The center rafter is a half lap joint fastened with screws and the holes covered with wooden pegs. I made the top course of shingles on a jig in my shop. They are glued and micropinned together.
I wanted to make something I’d be proud to look at. I love extremely sturdy designs with only the necessary amount of wood.
Is the vertical piece of cedar actually a through tenon?! Is 007lab THAT crazy? Maybe. Maybe not.