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Project by thejaz posted 08-09-2011 04:53 AM 5361 views 17 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was ’this years’ (2011) project for my brother in Atl.
It’s a 12’ floating deck with a 12’ pergola.
Although it appears to be a traditional three tier pergola, there is actually an invisible solid roof inset (10×10) in the center, with a 1/12 pitch.
No nails – just bolts and screws.
(The deck in the background was ’last years’ project ;-)

-- Tom Snyder - theJaz

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David Grimes

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#1 posted 08-09-2011 04:55 AM

The best I’ve seen and I build them. Very unique and really nice night time shot. Be proud of yourself.

BTW, I put a layer of lattice on the bottom course of my personal pergola, too.

That top layer is sweet, too.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#2 posted 08-09-2011 05:04 AM

Thanks Dave. I forgot the ‘under lattice’ in the story (oops). My brother now has vines growing up the posts, and the lattice was there to train them around the top. I’ll up-date with that picture soon.
Thanks, again—Now, I’m off to your site! ;-)

-- Tom Snyder - theJaz

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#3 posted 08-09-2011 06:49 AM

what a VERY cool back yard! you did a fine job!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#4 posted 08-09-2011 07:33 AM

Thanks, dakremer! The ‘thing’s you do for a brother’! ;-)
I’m headin’ over to your site now.

-- Tom Snyder - theJaz

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 08-09-2011 01:50 PM

Very nice project! It sure looks good at night all lit up!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 08-09-2011 09:52 PM

Great really like this, i’ve just built a deck for someone (photos coming soon) but been chatting with the wife about building one at the top of our garden and i’m looking at yours and taking great inspiration, probably won’t get round to it until next year but enjoyed looking at yours, thanks.

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#7 posted 08-10-2011 02:20 AM

Thanks, Plastercat. If I can figure out how to put my ‘SketchUp’ file on my Pergola page, you’ll see how easy it is to add a pergola to your garden! (bare with me—I’m new here ;-)

-- Tom Snyder - theJaz

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#8 posted 08-12-2011 03:50 PM

Nicely conceived and executed. I miss ATL. Lived in Decatur for ten years. I put up a perg last year as well. Been setting field stones most of this year till it got too hot. Great night shot, still haven’t electrified mine yet. Maybe when it cools off…

Anyway, great job. Your bro better be gladsome.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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