Building a Brick Arch?

Answer

Firstly, assemble a wooden former which will eventually support the arc then take the distance of the left hand side of the proposed brick arch and divide it by two to get the radius of the curve, draw out two plywood semi-circles based on the pier separation radius. Cut a piece of board that is the same width of the arch and thickness of the wall. Cut scrap timber spacers to the same width as the base of the board, and nail them to the curved edge of the board. Make sure that the wooden props are level with the tops of the piers and nail them against the inner faces of the side piers then on each side of the arch, lay a brick on a wedge-shaped mortar bed. Press the stretcher face firmly against the former. Draw a vertical line on the face of the former, right in the middle of the semi-circle. Remember to include the thickness of the mortar joints, which should be 3 mm (1/8 in) thick then apply a layer of mortar of about 2.5cm (1in) on the upper surface of the arch. Finish the course by laying two bricks on both ends of the arch centre line.
Q&A Related to "Building a Brick Arch?"
1. Cut a semi-circle arched shape out of two 2-by-4 foot plywood sheets with a jigsaw. To cut an arch shape, round the two corners on a 4-foot end of the plywood sheets. 2. Connect
http://www.ehow.com/how_12215682_build-brick-arch-...
Simple balloon arches can be made using either helium or air filled balloon. If using helium balloon, tie the inflated balloons to a length of ribbon or string. Anchor the ends of
http://answers.ask.com/Arts/Crafts/how_to_build_a_...
1. Estimate the number of bricks you'll need for your wall. It usually takes about 19 bricks to fill one square foot of space. Round up so you have extra bricks to ensure you don't
http://www.ehow.com/how_12166699_build-short-brick...
1. Pour a foundation for your barbecue. Pick a flat spot that's not too close to any structures and dig about 8 inches deep, keeping in mind that you will need somewhere to stand
http://www.ehow.com/how_6156390_build-brick-barbec...
Explore this Topic
Draw a plan of the intrados on piece of paper or card. then measure, draw a line of the same dimension across the bottom of the sheet of paper. Mark the midpoint ...
The term for a brick block at the top of an arch is called the building block. It is the center of the starting point on building the arch. It is also called a ...
In architecture, an arch is a curved masonry construction for spanning an opening, consisting of a number of wedge like stones, bricks, or the like, set with the ...
About -  Privacy -  AskEraser  -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback © 2014 Ask.com