I am building a screen between our home and the neighbors. It is going to have a Japanese-style to it and will look like a shoji screen. I have made 8" boxes around 4 x 4 ten foot high posts. I cut the sides of these box posts that run with the stringers into 45Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â° angles and they look like the front of a bird house without a hole. The sides of the post that face our side of the fence and the neighbor’s side have been cut down to the height of the lowest angle . The roof has a 45Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â° bevel on each side of the roof so when it meets the roof will be at a 45Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â° angle… and will rest on the sides of the “house shaped” cuts on the posts. I have 22’ of screen and then a two foot return that joins the house.
I have calculated that the roof needs to be trimmmed back from the edge half the distance of the distance between the two edges. Thus the roof is 11" on a side. The space between the edges is 15" m/l… I divided the 15" in half and measured back 7.5" and drew a line from that point to the outside edge and the opposite way to the “inside” corner of the joint. This all meets up very nicely, but now the question:
for the boards to join nicely what angle should I cut the above cut on the edge of the boards for the two roofs to have a lovely mitered joint? Won’t a straight cut leave an odd look where the cuts meet? I think there should be some angle, but don’t know where to beging to figure it. I can post photos of the finished shoji… I’m getting psyched to see this done. It ought to look very nice.
Your help is most appreciated.
the “img” button didn’t work for me. So will need to look into it later.