I'm working up a price on 100 to 120 of these brackets to go under the eaves of
a new bookstore/coffeehouse opening here in town. They'll be about 24" on each
arm, with some curvy detail on the inside. I'm not so much concerned about how
to make them as I am about what material to use and how to finish it. Right now
I'm thinking about using cypress, and then just spraying a primer coat and a
couple of coats of the appropriately colored latex paint onto them. Does this
Also, any suggestions as to methods of joinery (to the building)? They'll be
somewhat protected from the elements by the eaves, but I'd really prefer that
these things hold up better than any of the other trim work. I'm just starting
out and I want to do things right.
MDF does not hold up real well when exposed to rain/humidity. Exterior
ply is perhaps a better idea. Cypress/cedar is also good. As long as
your are painting them, pine/fir will work just fine. Cut each leg
separately and screw each to the eave and wall in the appropriate place.
If you want overkill, use some construction adhesive or caulk to the
joint. All this assumes that these are decorative more than structural.
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