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Project by TheBlueBever posted 07-10-2013 08:54 PM 1625 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this pergola for a friend. It was 12X12. I just realized that I do not have a good finished picture. O well, you get the idea. My father (the older looking one) helped me and was the extra set of hands. Thanks pops!

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#1 posted 07-10-2013 09:08 PM

Howdy, I have one of these in my sights. I like your design. Kudos.

I count 4 4×4s to hold the whole thing up. I’m surprised that’s all you needed. Awesome.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#2 posted 07-10-2013 09:39 PM

Nice work there, so where is the beer?

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 07-10-2013 09:56 PM

4 4X4s should be plenty. Since it is open top, there is no need for any type of “snow load” or any type of water shedding ability. If i was going to put a roof on it, I would have increased the 4X4’s.

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#4 posted 07-11-2013 03:39 AM

I did some similar pergolas, 4×4’s are really all that are needed but I added 2×6’s on two sides for “effect” and a bit of added stiffness… mostly for the look….

Ya done good!

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#6 posted 07-11-2013 08:18 AM

Nice work. Should serve you well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 07-12-2013 03:13 PM

How’d you anchor this to the ground?

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#8 posted 07-12-2013 04:38 PM

That looks nice. Now maybe they can get some vines growing on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 07-14-2013 02:26 AM

I don’t know what they are called but there is an concrete anchor in the concrete form. The anchor is then attached to the 4×4. It works really well. Sorry i don’t know the proper name.

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