Instructions on how to frame a homemade barrel raft:
2- 10″ Carriage bolts through corners of exterior frame (2×8’s)
We decided to build our raft in 2 sections instead of special ordering 24′ long boards. You can see in the picture below that we spaced out the support braces (2×6’s) to compartmentalize each barrel individually.
Notched out each brace for extra stability
And if that wasn’t enough, we added a carriage bolt through each one. LOVE these things!
To connect the two halves of the frame, we lined them both up and ratcheted them together to get them nice and tight. Then screwed in a bunch of metal braces and even screwed in some of our scrap wood to make sure this puppy wasn’t coming apart
Ready for the deck!