Tired of putting up temporary shelters for my kids’ birthday parties in the event of rain, I came up with a design that would add to the outdoor living space of my home: A patio structure with arched cedar strip ceiling complete with ambient lighting in the crown molding, soffit pot lights and a drip irrigation system for hanging pots at each of the four columns. Originally the plans included a continuous ring beam(Issue #145 Feb/Mar 02, p.86) however steel column caps were ultimately used. Another issue of FHB was helpful in determining the scaling of the columns.
Cedar Arched Patio Structure
Evening Outdoor Dining Space
Arched Cedar Strip Ceiling with Ambient Lighting