|Forum topic by Kent||posted 09-11-2013 12:50 AM||830 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
09-11-2013 12:50 AM
First, I want to say hello and it is good to be back. You folks have been very helpful to me for a long time, but in recent months, I have just used google for a quick photo or simple answer. Well, I have an issue concerning a post and beam Pergola and I want to include some mortise and tenon joinery. I could not find the answers so then it then dawned on me…. LUMBERJOCKS !
i have a lot of questions actually, but I will start with this:
I have four 6×6 cedar posts erected and screwed down on concrete piers which go 36 inches deep (IL).
It will be 10’ x 4’. This is incorporated into my new deck and the space will be my outdoor kitchen.
Question 1: I plan to join the four 6×6 posts to the four 6×6 beams at each corner. What mortise and tenon joints would you use at these joints and how do you make them? I am not adverse to using screws that are not visible but I like to see the pegs.
Question 2. I would like to learn how to make curved braces if anyone has any direction there.
I attach a picture of the project so far. The cantilevers will run toward you and away (as you look at the pic).
Thanks a lot for your time.