Cedar Gable Brackets Joinery Method & Fastening

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07-13-2021 02:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: pegs timber gable brackets joinery framing cedar

I am going to be surface mounting two 4”x6” cedar timber decorative brackets on my 4/12 garage. They span roughly 14.5’. I put blocking above the soffits during construction and will use those as a fastening point to drive lags through the 4×6 beams to secure the brackets. I used “traditional” joinery for the brackets since I wasn’t sure if I was going to assemble these during install or assemble on the ground and attach as a unit.

My question is whether or not I should use pegs for joining the individual pieces of the bracket. My initial thought was to use decorative timber bolts overtop

pax lags and then glue. However i have abandoned the glue route due to expansion. Mind you my half lap joints are not tight and even since i used a circular saw and orbit sander.

Thoughts on which method and what type of pegs to use if i go that route? Thanks in advance and sorry for the verbal diarrhea of post.

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