“Horizontal timber beam reinforcement with T section aluminum.”

Red cedar Pergola

“Horizontal timber beam reinforcement with T section aluminum.”

Suppose you are looking to reinforce the timber beam and keep the slim beam size possible with only one side of visible aluminum and fixings.
Red cedar Pergola
Red Cedar Pergola with T section Aluminium reinforced main horizontal beams.
Cut off l or T shape grove with Table saw or Skilsaw and router. pergola horizontal structure joint with dowels Preparation for pergola horizontal structure joint with dowels Slot into the grove T section aluminum and fix with the screws. Pergola top structure reinforcement Pergola top structure Reducing distance between resting points helps to minimize deflection range. To compare the diferece of deflection. As per the video, horizontal beam resting points on the far ends, Cedar beam size 100mm x 100m x 4.6m long with slotted in T section aluminum 3mm x 70mm x 70mm. https://youtu.be/dVQhLm1Kl6o The second video shows resistance to deflection minimized by reducing the distance between the horizontal beam resting points. https://youtu.be/j1HxJvasn1k   Other pictures and joint details during our pergola installation. Pergola horizontal joists Pergola post preparation for shoe instalation Pergola stainless steel shoe installation Pergola stainless steel shoe Pergola flat area joints with dowels Good luck with your Carpentry Project. Tonex Ltd.

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