|Forum topic by Ben||posted 04-12-2016 01:12 PM||447 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
04-12-2016 01:12 PM
I’ll be building a small garden arbor for a customer.
I made a prototype rafter.
I’m just wondering – is this going to hold up OK, or am I effectively exposing all the end grain by cutting the curve? Or is it a moot point because water will just roll off?
I plan on capping the posts, and setting the bottoms on bases attached to piers. Half the structure will be attached to the house. Haven’t designed the whole frame yet, but fastening will of course be done in the least intrusive way in terms of moisture entering the wood.