Rafter Clips: Rafter Seam (Laredo Sunset)
The OWT Rafter Seam™ is a specialty connector that is the first of its kind. Although it is useful for many types of connections one of the most common is to join rafters for curved top pergolas. A curved top structure is a real conversation piece, but conventional construction techniques have major limitations.
So how does it work? Start by cutting the rafters into the shape that you would like. Position the two boards tightly together, then position Rafter Seam™, using our stamped hash marks to align the seam. Install screws on both sides of the joint. Then tighten the bolt to snug the two pieces together. Repeat this process for the other side of the rafter with the bolt facing the opposite direction.