Cedar Street Remodel
Collaboration with Marilyn Offutt at Offutt Design.
Tom Kessler Photography
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Around the pergola’s perimeter, 1¼-inch by 5½-inch ipe louvers are diagonally slotted into the ipe 2-by-6s so that they have room to move side to side, much like traditional window shutters were constructed. “This detail is critical to the longevity of the structure,” says Ginn. The steel beams and wood louvers move and experience thermal expansion at different rates. “By allowing the pieces to move differentially, stress that would otherwise damage the components is greatly reduced,” he says.
Like the materials used here, as well as the colors and even the open v. solid areas of the ceiling (I get into the details:>) I'm not an architect or engineer so I'm not sure if we can use wood like the other stuff I sent to you or if (because of the size of the porch) it would need to be constructed with metal. TBD I suppose but I thought I would send this with the other stuff just in case.