After seeing this pergola design (see plan P012) at
I decided to buy that plan. Let's say I'm just a week-end woodworker with a
couple of tools. I thought that would be a nice winter project. So, nothing
real difficult with the plans in hand except for the arc of the treillis. (I
already put the double post at the end of the summer) It's 1x5 lamination
with a 2x2 in the inside. 48" hemispherical curve dimension. I will use red
I've browsed in the woodworking newsgroups and internet and I can already
tell you that I don't intend to invest in a steam box. From what I gathered
so far, it would be almost impossible to bend a 2x2 or a 1x5 in one piece
without splitting it. Or is it ?! At first, I thought doing a jig and put
everything in a water bath. I also saw somewhere that putting a metal strap
outside would help and I need a really sturdy jig.
Can somebody point me to a site where I can find detailed instructions to
achieve that ? Or better yet, detailed instructions in this reply ?