I've been asked to build a shade terrace for a friend and would appreciate any
helpful advice, tips
Firstly, I haven't had much luck finding descriptive plans on shade terraces. I
did browse many
books on terraces and what not at a variety of places. Funny enough even books on
have one or two terrace photos and a lot of other near related projects. What's up
with that? Hmph!!
I'm leaning away from using a lattice/trellis, just doesn't wear or weather well.
I was thinking about
using 1x2's 1-2" apart across the top. They are thick and fairly cheap and I'd
imagine they shouldn't warp
much. Any other reasonably cheap but solid ideas? shade cloth isn't an option.. :(
I've seen many different types of joint brackets for where rafters meet the end
cross support beam. Which
should I use? What size end cross support wood should I use? a 4x4 or 4x6? or ?
Should rafters extend past the end cross support beam?
Which post anchors or Caps should I consider?
overall dimensions to accomodate a 8x21' concrete slab right outside two sliding
They originally had nice awnings until the wind got a hold of em.
questions/considerations for parts list
rafters spacing? 21 feet worth using 2x4's 10-15? should they extend an extra
1ft(8ft+1ftŸtlong) on top cross support beam
supporting posts for end cross beam over 21 feet? 4x4's7 feet apart sound ok? 3 ea.?
end cross beam atop 4x4 posts to support rafters 4x4 or 4x6's? to overhang the sides
a foot a good idea?
rafter brackets to attach to exterior wall of house via a 2x6x21?
what type attaching brackets for rafters to end cross support beam?
screws or nails ok?
for the most part a mitre/table saw,drill/hammer be all I need? I've seen some
terraces use bolts. Necessary?
hmn I think that about covers most my concerns. Have any Ideas, pics or plans??
Much appreciated for any suggestions