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Author Topic: 12x16 Jack Sobon shed center bent brace's  (Read 782 times)

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12x16 Jack Sobon shed center bent brace's
« on: February 05, 2021, 10:19:59 PM »
If I use a wedged dovetail on the center bent in jacks book could I get away without adding the braces??  I know snow load and everything will change it but just a rough estimate??

I just don't want the braces inside getting in the way of stuff that might go there. A 12x16 is small enough once you add all your crap inside. :)

The other option I thought about was using a smaller brace along with the wedged dovetail? Instead of the 36" brace use something like a 20" brace.

I don't think I'll be building the loft, but i might end up after all.
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Re: 12x16 Jack Sobon shed center bent brace's
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2021, 09:35:24 AM »
I'm not the one to answer your dovetail question.  Two thoughts:

1) Send a quick email to Jack Sobon.  He has answered numerous questions for me over the years.

2) Use a knee, a corbel or a let-in brace.  The knee can be smaller than the one in the pic.  The let-in brace does not have to be fancy.


 


 


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Re: 12x16 Jack Sobon shed center bent brace's
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2021, 05:37:17 PM »
I sent Jack an email. We shall see what he says.

That knee is a good idea to.
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Re: 12x16 Jack Sobon shed center bent brace's
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2021, 10:54:49 AM »
What we did was use a curved log that we cut in two and made two book matched braces:



 
As you can see it allowed a lot of head room and still worked in compression to hold the bent firm.

Jim Rogers
PS. I wrote a story about how to layout and cut a piece of book matched curved brace stock. Search for it here and if you can't find it let me know.
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Re: 12x16 Jack Sobon shed center bent brace's
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2021, 06:05:25 PM »
I don't know. I built the same structure, but a 14'X18' dimension in stead of the 12'X16' as outlined in the book and I don't find the braces intrusive. That's just me though. I believe that braces are there for more than just snow load, but for stability overall. I do like the modified knee support. Cheers!


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