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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. continued
Assemble the gated arbor top
On an even work surface A short nail with a large flat head used for securing roofing felt, plasterboard, sheet metal to wood etc. the two rafters together.
Then To secure with nails or screws. the Parallel to the horizon, flat, level. roof Piece of lumber that is part of a frame or structure. to the rafters.
Cutting instructions and Any of the three linear measurements, length, breadth and depth. of the all top members are given in the ‘roof pieces’ chapter above.
Add the gated arbor laths
The laths are the thin strips of Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees fixed to the top of the rafters for either decorative purposes or to hold some plant form.
Nail the 40mm x 10mm (3/8″x 1 5/8″) laths to the rafters. Begin the first A narrow thin strip of wood. Laths are the vertical and horizontal or diagonal strips of wood used in latticework Also wood strips used as backing for plaster. 50mm (2″) down from the tops of the rafters and space all the rest 80mm (3 1/4″) from center to center.
Fix nail plates to each side of each A supporting member. as shown in the picture (marked step.2 above) and then fix the beams to the rafters.
Put the gated arbor roof on
It is now just simply a matter of lifting the completed arbor top onto the posts and securing with nails.