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Old 01-07-2013, 12:21 PM   #1
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Hello All, First time poster =D

I am planning on building an arbor very shortly, and was wondering what the best/proper way to connect two 2x6x8's to make a 2x6x12.

Id like to have as less noticable hardware as possible

1) Take a large, deep, notch off the ends of both of them, lay them flat/flush, glue and bolt together?

2) Cut one to 4ft and connect it end-to-end via pocket joints?

Any Ideas, im open to suggestions...

Thanks in Advance

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Hello All, First time poster =D

I am planning on building an arbor very shortly, and was wondering what the best/proper way to connect two 2x6x8's to make a 2x6x12.

Id like to have as less noticable hardware as possible

1) Take a large, deep, notch off the ends of both of them, lay them flat/flush, glue and bolt together?

2) Cut one to 4ft and connect it end-to-end via pocket joints?

Any Ideas, im open to suggestions...

Thanks in Advance

-Stinger

To save money and time, just buy and pick up a 2x6x12 from the store.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:19 AM   #3
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with the materials you listed, i don't think you can make it. it takes a lot of lumber to splice. as said, way cheaper/faster/stronger to buy the 12'.
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Hello All, First time poster =D

I am planning on building an arbor very shortly, and was wondering what the best/proper way to connect two 2x6x8's to make a 2x6x12.

Id like to have as less noticable hardware as possible

1) Take a large, deep, notch off the ends of both of them, lay them flat/flush, glue and bolt together?

2) Cut one to 4ft and connect it end-to-end via pocket joints?

Any Ideas, im open to suggestions...

Thanks in Advance

-Stinger
If this is a serious post, why in the world would you not but a 12' piece? I hope your answer isn't that its because you want to use the material you have and save money.
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when your arbor fails 'cause you didn't want to spend another $ 15 for a 2x12, revisit your post most failures are caused by improper mtls, incorrect methods, &/or workers w/o any knowledge - you may just have hit the trifecta
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if you hear it from a guy in the apron store, be VERY suspicious the mtl/method will work,,, when it time to build something together, they won't answer phones NOR help
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when your arbor fails 'cause you didn't want to spend another $ 15 for a 2x12, revisit your post most failures are caused by improper mtls, incorrect methods, &/or workers w/o any knowledge - you may just have hit the trifecta
You guys really know how to welcome the newbies.

Maybe he didn't realize 12 foot lengths are standard. Maybe he can't figure out how to get a 12' board home in his Mini Cooper.....
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You guys really know how to welcome the newbies.

Maybe he didn't realize 12 foot lengths are standard. Maybe he can't figure out how to get a 12' board home in his Mini Cooper.....
That's what phones are for...to pick up and call a lumberyard. As far as getting it home on a mini cooper if he has one.....he can put it on top and tie it like everyone else you see doing with any vehicle..
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You guys really know how to welcome the newbies.

Maybe he didn't realize 12 foot lengths are standard. Maybe he can't figure out how to get a 12' board home in his Mini Cooper.....
Some people need a wake up call to realize they are doing something foolish, dangerous, uneconomical or impractical.
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A 2 X 6 would sag over a 12' span even with it's own weight.
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[QUOTE=Stinger816;1088312]Hello All, First time poster =D

I am planning on building an arbor very shortly, and was wondering what the best/proper way to connect two 2x6x8's to make a 2x6x12.

Id like to have as less noticable hardware as possible

1) Take a large, deep, notch off the ends of both of them, lay them flat/flush, glue and bolt together?

2) Cut one to 4ft and connect it end-to-end via pocket joints?

Any Ideas, im open to suggestions...

Thanks in Advance





The only joint that would work would be a dove tail,if you already have the tools fine if not forget it,too expensive.
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he has a lamborghini, not a mini. you NEVER stack would on a lamborghini; it could fall on the chick in the passenger seat. besides, at top speed the wood starts to char.
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Funny how when they hear just how silly there questions sounds when they say it out loud they go away.
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Funny how when they hear just how silly there questions sounds when they say it out loud they go away.
Yeah, and it scares me the most with such questions are in the electrical forum.
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