Below is an inside look at how we build structural brackets.
|This is a design we came up with, including a radius cutout and tapered ends. The notches in the vertical and horizontal members increase overall strength of the bracket.|
|We chose to lag bolt through the back and top sides for a clean look.|
|Here, tacked on the wall for a mockup. The 6x6 block on top will be a beam to support rafters. The bracket is fixed to the wall with lag screws through either tripled-up studs or solid blocking. The former is preferred.|
Robinson House: support for the roof over a bay window, support for the barge boards
Pratt House: refurbishing structural brackets, finished dipped-shingle siding
Marine Mansion: decorative brackets