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Pergola for the Yard #4: When Life Gives You Lemons, Stain Them

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Blog entry by builtinbkyn posted 06-11-2016 07:23 PM 1660 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Hoggin' Out Holes Part 4 of Pergola for the Yard series Part 5: Erection Day »

So here I was thinking “OK I’m in the home stretch. I’m finished sanding the posts and they’re ready for my oil/stain mix.” Ha!

I started to apply the oil mix and couldn’t believe that the DF of the posts were taking on the oil mix in a very different way than the rafters and rafter supports. Heck they now looked like PTL :( So before they completely dry, I’m now applying a stain by hand that is getting me where I want to be. I’ll then just used pure BLO as a few finish coats.

Man just when you think you’re heading home, you get a screwball thrown at you and have to make adjustments – oh and do more work :O

......

I guess I’ll have to hit up all of the components with my stain mix – Red Mahogany and English Chestnut – to get a uniform appearance.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)



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builtinbkyn

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#1 posted 06-14-2016 01:24 PM

Just a small update here. The finish on the posts, the beam supports and some of the rafters is complete. I stained everything to match and then applied three coats of a mix of Thompson’s Timber Oil and Helmsman Spar Urethane, thinned by a third. I like how everything turned out.

This morning I picked up ten 80lb bags of ready-mix and will trench pour footings for the posts. Glad I had my Wheaties this morning. Have to carry those ten 80lb bags from my truck, thru the house and to the yard :) Just waiting for the street sweeper to pass so I can pull my truck up to the front door.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#2 posted 06-14-2016 04:56 PM

Live real-time updates :) Everything’s in the yard and the holes are dug. Just breaking for lunch.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#3 posted 06-14-2016 05:00 PM

Fer cryin’ out loud Bill, even the holes are neat and square! You need professional help son, you OCD is getting ahead of you. :-)

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 06-14-2016 05:29 PM

This is how I built lunch for the job at hand.

One broken yolk :( Ah they all taste the same. This should hold me over until dinner.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#5 posted 06-14-2016 07:08 PM

All prepped and then one down.

Now I remember why I don’t do this kind of work any more. :O Well thankfully it’s cool in the yard with a light breeze :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#6 posted 06-14-2016 07:10 PM

Must have used a mortising shovel on that hole!

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#7 posted 06-14-2016 07:15 PM

Guess I need to go to Brooklyn for lunch.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#8 posted 06-14-2016 07:18 PM

Pick me up on the way fart. Ill be standing on I-84 with a sign.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#9 posted 06-14-2016 07:25 PM



Must have used a mortising shovel on that hole!

- chrisstef


LOL well one side is already concrete and the rest is hardpack clay after 6 inches or so. I know I have a post hole digger, but it’s in one of my storage units and I wasn’t about to go looking for it. So I used a small spade and a large pinch bar to loosen the soil.

I’m already tired and have one more hole to fill.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#10 posted 06-14-2016 07:26 PM

Hey if I had known, you guys could have come to help …...... before lunch :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#11 posted 06-14-2016 07:54 PM

uh, before?

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#12 posted 06-14-2016 08:56 PM


uh, before?

- theoldfart


LOL yeah I know how guys get after lunch. It would be a good lunch though….......... after the job was done :)

Mixing in a 5gal bucket really sucks, but it’s all I had. Done for today.

These should be ready for drilling by Saturday so I can mount the post bases with standoffs. I think I’ll have this thing up by Sunday afternoon. I’ll still have some work to do after that. Will have to make the base that goes around the posts, but the major work will be done.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#13 posted 06-17-2016 06:00 PM

More progress today. I picked up the 2×10 16’ beams this morning. I’ll be finishing these in the yard as it was going to be too much trouble humping them to the shop and back again. Everything else is ready to go – rafters are stained and finished as well as the posts and supports. I’ll have to stain and finish the beams and purlins here in the yard.

Willie is making sure I don’t screw up :)

Weather is supposed to stay dry thru the weekend …........ so the weatherman says LOL

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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