Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'pergola'

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Pergola for the Yard #1: Pergola/Trellis/Privacy Screen for the Yard

05-25-2016 04:28 AM by builtinbkyn | 6 comments »

Started work on this today. City living has been different and fun, but it also has some drawbacks. It’s nice to have the ability to walk out of the front door to have dinner at any one of 100 places, to get a haircut a block away or to just walk around and take in the activity on the street, but sometimes you just want to sit in the yard and be alone after the hustle and bustle of the neighborhood outside your door. My townhouse, like any other, is connected to the neighbors nex...

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12-23-2015 11:31 PM by Kevin_S | 2 comments »

I recently completed this pergola shown here in its mostly completed state.I’m happy with the way it turned out, but having gone through the experience, there are some things I would do differently. The legs are 4×4 treated fir wrapped in re-sawn cedar. I should have just used solid cedar posts and come up with a different way of achieving a similar look. It would have been much easier and probably not much more expensive.These pictures show the details.Each 4×4 is wrapped in eig...

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Pergola #3: Finished first coat of stain

07-19-2009 07:43 PM by Doug Wilson | 1 comment »

Here is the picture that should have gone with my last post. Took it this morning. I now have all the major boards up and have one coat of stain on everything. Also, I am keeping a full listing of pictures on my picasa site. The link is below.

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Pergola #1: The hard stuff is done

07-19-2009 05:02 AM by Doug Wilson | 3 comments »

I should have made a few more updates to the project. I have been working on it constantly (which means over the weekend when I can fit it in) over the last 2 months. Since this is my first major project, let me give you a brief recap of the project and the lessons learned so far… there are many. I purchased all the lumber and then let it dry for a couple weeks in the garage. Lesson learned: I really have to put some wieght on PT wood as it dried. I got some crazy bowing and twist...

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Pergola #2: Pergola

04-21-2009 06:55 PM by Doug Wilson | 2 comments »

I finalized the design, and am getting ready to build. Here is what I have so far. I will be sure to take some photos during the journey and update this posting later in the summer. Materials List ○ 8 4×4 PT posts 10 ft long ○ 100 linear ft of 2×2 lumber ○ 16 2×8 PT beams § 8 at 16 ft long § 8 at 14 ft long ○ 32 bolts at 7 inches long (3/8 carriage) ○ 32 nuts for the bolts ○ 8 Post brackets and wedge bolts ○ 8 copper tops for 4&#...

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