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Old 04-13-2011, 02:28 PM   #1
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Anyone build faux gable braces for there house? I was looking at doing something like this.. and out of cedar. My question is how to hang them? and any design ideas?

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You'd bolt them to the house.
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The first example is 6x6 PT wrapped in Azek PVC trimboards.

The second and third are cut from a solid sheet of Azek and attached to the PVC rake boards with brads and PVC cement.
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You'd bolt them to the house.
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Just wondering about how to bolt or screw them.. how to hide everything so you can't see them. I would guess on the soffit edge where the 2 x 6 is but just wondering how to hide it all so it looks clean.
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The first example is 6x6 PT wrapped in Azek PVC trimboards.

The second and third are cut from a solid sheet of Azek and attached to the PVC rake boards with brads and PVC cement.
those are nice.. I like the first one and was going to do something similar out of 4 x 4 cedar... Should I seal it so it stays red?
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those are nice.. I like the first one and was going to do something similar out of 4 x 4 cedar... Should I seal it so it stays red?
I would definitely seal it before assembly but after the cuts are made.
Moisture will wick into the end grain and stain/discolor the end cuts, as well as invite decay. Today's cedar is not nearly as rot resistant as that of old growth.
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I would definitely seal it before assembly but after the cuts are made.
Moisture will wick into the end grain and stain/discolor the end cuts, as well as invite decay. Today's cedar is not nearly as rot resistant as that of old growth.
thanks again Loneframer.. can cedar be clear coated or something to keep its color?
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thanks again Loneframer.. can cedar be clear coated or something to keep its color?
I would use a preservative with a UV inhibitor. It's going to have to be maintained regularly, but cedar is beautiful before it oxidizes.

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