"The joints also should never leak and those problems are also removed
(at least until the distant future). These joints would have been hard to properly
caulk and the joints would have been prone to leak."
"But the biggest advantage is the strength imparted on an otherwise fragile
assembly. The design of the structure makes it act like a big kite in the right
wind conditions. As delicate as the whole structure looks, it is massively anchored
to the ground and massively bolted together (all bolts are hidden) and nailed
with ring-shank stainless steel commons. The weak points are the corrugated
fiberglass roofing, which, being the heaviest weight available and screwed on,
is as strong as we could make it, and the shade slats. Their epoxy attachment
was very time consuming and not cheap material-wise. Besides the advantages
already mentioned, our return on this investment was a 'light' airy architectural
element that feels like it's been carved out of 'billet' and will look as good
as it is strong for a long, long time."
"For what it is worth, the entire structure is out of Clear & Better,
Pressure-Treated, Southern Yellow Pine, except for the 2-12's, which are #1
Design by Errol Barron of Barron & Toups Architect, New Orleans, LA.
"Thanks for a great product and great service."
Submitted by John M. Davis, New Orleans, LA
Epoxyworks 18 / Fall 2001
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