|Forum topic by mospamo||posted 08-10-2016 08:10 PM||290 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
08-10-2016 08:10 PM
Firstly, I am a complete novice so please bear with me while I stumble through my explanation here.
I’m actually building a playhouse for my kids and want to put on a slatted roof similar to a pergola. I want the slats to all be in line with the frame holding it together instead of sitting on top of it but am not sure how to achieve this.
The picture below shows something similar to what I want but would be sitting in 4×4 posts rather than coming out of the wall.
Are the slats and the 2×4 holding it together each notched halfway so that they fit together? Is there another way of achieving this?
I will be using 1×4 slats with 2×4 lumber holding it together, and it will sit on 4×4 posts. Total size will be about 3ft wide by 8ft long. And like the picture, I would like the slats to overhang the framing on the lengthwise ends.