I'm putting a sort of 'stage ' in my garage to give me storage space high
I was hoping to use materials I have left after other jobs, but this would
mean joining 3 pieces of 9inch by 2 inch on edge ( to form a u shape) for
the supports. Halving joints will only give me a 1 inch thickness which I
don't think will do. What is considered the best way to do this joint. I
will put a metal plate across the join, but as it will need to take my not
inconsiderable weight and lots of 'stored stuff' I am nervous about it. As
the timber is 9 inches across I would need to bore 5 inches in to do what I
would usually do in this situation if I use 4 inch screws. There will be a ¾
ply floor over it and all the timber will be screwed to this.
Thanks in advance.
If you want to keep the full strenth of the timber you should not cut
it. Rather than a halving or tenon hav eyou considered using a metal
join? There are suitable joiners made by a company called Joiners (or
Joyners, I forget) which are galvanised brackets used to support the
join. These make extremely strong joins. An alternative may be a strap
on the outside of the join and a 90 degree angle bracket on the inside.
S | 9x2
R | |]=== A | 9 |]// <- Bracket
P | x |]/
| 2 |]
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Yea, this is more or less what I did.
I put a steel plate each side and coach bolts through.
As I said, I wanted to use up what I had here rather than get more in.
I did not make clear what I wanted to do. I wanted to join the 'end' of a
9x2 to the 'edge' of a 9x2 to give me a u shape 2 inches 'thick' if it was
laying on the ground.
Not the best way to explain it sorry, but its done now. thanks for the
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