|Project by Jim Sellers||posted 10-25-2013 02:28 AM||1539 views||3 times favorited||16 comments|
A client had an unsightly treacherous path with exposed sprinkler lines and drain grate leading between lots toward the back of the house and requested an arched garden bridge. Of course I had no drawings or plans and as usual had to come up with my own design.
Built from treated pine. No nails, assembled with only screws. I assembled the side stringers with the pickets and rails in the shop and pre cut everything else so that when I got to the site all I had to do was assemble it. It’s 7’6” long and 30” wide. 11’ radius on the arch. Also has an arched center joist in the center so that the 5/4 decking doesn’t flex.
-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.