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Posted on Pergola type slatted roof with 1x4 slats : How to join them to frame?

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tmasondarnell

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#1 posted 08-11-2016 07:04 PM

If understand you correctly, you want the top of slats to be flush with the top of the rafters. Correct?

Unless you are using rough cut lumber, the 1×4 slats will only be 3/4 inch thick. I would not recommend notching material this thin.

You need to notch out the rafters only to accommodate the slats. It will be much easier and stronger.

Also, given the ratio of your slats depth (1) to their width (4), I would be very careful about how far you overhang the slats from the rafters. Material that thin and wide will warp very easily outdoors.


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