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Building the A shelter of vines or branches or of latticework covered with climbing shrubs or vines. A walk through Garden structure that can support plants and generally complements the landscape.
Put in the gated arbor posts
Dig the holes for the arbor posts. For reasonably firm ground make the holes 350mm (14″) square by 600mm (24″) deep.
Refer to the arbor plan for Any of the three linear measurements, length, breadth and depth..
A mixture of sand, gravel, water and cement which hardens to a stone like condition when dry. the two 100mm x 100mm (4″x 4″) posts in place.
At this stage the posts are longer that the required length.
Wait until the next day for the concrete to harden a bit before cutting the tops of the posts to the required height.
The roof pieces
Cut two beams 300mm (12″) long out of 100mm x 100mm (4″x4″) stock.
Cut one Parallel to the horizon, flat, level. roof Piece of lumber that is part of a frame or structure. 1000mm (44″) long out of 100mm x 100mm (4″x4″) stock.
Angle each end as shown in the drawing above.
Cut two rafters 850mm (34″) long out of 100mm x 100mm (4″x4″) stock.
Angle the cuts at one end of each Structural member of a roof that supports the roof load and runs from the ridge to the top of the side walls. 18.4° A line across the face of a piece of wood (at right angles to the length) is a square line. A line deviating from the square line is off square. Off-square refers to how many degrees the off square line is in relation to the square line. For example, a line at a 5 degrees angle to the square line, is 5 degrees off square.. See drawing above. Also refer the plan if necessary for further angle clarification.
Mark the curves on the beams and the rafters
Mark a 100mm (4″) radius arch at both ends of both beams and one end of each rafter.
This can be done by making a rotatable arm out of a strip of 120mm (5″) long Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees.
Hammer a small A short nail with a large flat head used for securing roofing felt, plasterboard, sheet metal to wood etc. into the arm 100mm (4″) up from the end until it protrudes out the other side.
Tap the protruding part of the nail into the A supporting member. 100mm (4″) up from the end and slightly in from the edge. (See the picture.)
cut and curve on the arbor beam The arm should be able to rotate using the nail as the axis.
Hold a pencil at the end of the rotatable arm to mark the curve.
Do this to both ends of both beams and one end of each rafter.
Cut the curves
If you do not have a band saw, then you can use a miter saw to cut the curve by making a number of straight cuts at different angles around the curved line (see fig.1). The rounding off process is then completed with sandpaper and a sanding Blocking. A pieces of wood that runs between other members (studs, joists, rafters) to provide support, add strength and/or act as a solid support between panel joins..