massive overhead

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Project by Greg Sherman posted 03-28-2019 01:22 AM 1109 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Lumberjocks,
I just wanted to post a new project, a massive overhead. We designed this overhead so that there was an unobstructed view from inside the house to the pool. The two main columns are 34 feet on center and stand 15 feet from the house. The overhead is 36 foot in length and 17 feet off the house in total. We hired a framer to do the rough carpentry work. Once framed I installed the metal roof and all the flashings on the topside. Once that was completed I installed a 5 1/2 inch Pine shiplap. About 575 sq. feet. We stained ahead of time. At this point I installed a very high grade exterior plywood to wrap the main beam. I then added as much trim as I thought necessary. I removed the gutter and downspout from around the bay window and added 2×6 facia board to keep with the theme. We had electricians add all the lights, heaters and bug zappers.
Thanks for checking out the massive overhead.

-- Greg, Brentwood CA

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#1 posted 03-28-2019 03:11 AM

Very nicely done.

I hope you get decades of enjoyment from it

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#2 posted 03-28-2019 11:31 AM

Looks good and the obstructed view no doubt is far better that having an additional column in the middle. What exterior plywood did you use to wrap the beam?

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#3 posted 03-28-2019 02:33 PM

The plywood was an exterior grade Doug Fir. Both sides sanded and no knots or footballs. (The football shaped inserts laid in where knots would be.) Expensive but worth the money.

-- Greg, Brentwood CA

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#4 posted 03-30-2019 12:58 PM

Nice work!!


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#5 posted 03-30-2019 03:17 PM

GREAT JOB :<))))

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