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Project by ChetKloss posted 2616 days ago 4195 views 16 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As we start to build our flower garden in our backyard, I designed and built this Pergola. It’s built of Western Red Cedar. Soon after finishing the Pergola I added the glider (based on one featured in WOOD magazine). My wife and I now use the Pergola and Glider as a place for quiet reading or reflection. It has been a very welcome addition to our home.





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ChetKloss

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#1 posted 2616 days ago

You can get a glimpse of the construction of the Pergola with the video at this link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUw0SykBBD0

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#2 posted 2616 days ago

Nice work Chet
I love the design
What are the overall dimensions?

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#3 posted 2616 days ago

that’s just beautiful!

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#4 posted 2616 days ago

Very nice…..My favorite things to build are landscape features. This would be a welcome addition in any yard.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#5 posted 2616 days ago

Thanks for the kind words.

Roughly speaking it’s 9 ft tall, 9 ft wide, and 5 ft deep.

,,,,,,,,,,Chet

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#6 posted 2616 days ago

Great project. Are you entering this in the contest?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 2616 days ago

Great pagoda and glider

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 2616 days ago

Wayne,

Yes I am. Wish me Luck!

,,,,,,,,Chet

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#9 posted 2616 days ago

Best of luck my friend. I’m guessing we will see some great projects.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#10 posted 2616 days ago

veery cool….we are re-doing out back yard…and i forsee similar projects…down the road…very nice work…is the glider also western cedar?

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#11 posted 2616 days ago

You’ve got a winner, there! Just beautiful!

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#12 posted 2616 days ago

oooooh this is wonderful!!
LOVE IT. Makes me want to head outside and start building something.

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#13 posted 2616 days ago

Chet that’s a ton of work , well executed.
There are joints everywhere.
How long did it take to build it?
What lumber did you use.
What did it cost?

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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ChetKloss

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#14 posted 2616 days ago

Bob,

If you don’t count the time for the foundation work (cement caissons), it took about a week and a half to build the Pergola. I took a week off work and did the bulk of the work and then finished it in the evenings that followed. Since all the wood is clear western red cedar, it was ridiculously expensive (approx $1,500). But what the heck, we really like it.

The are a good many joints (most of them half lap with some mortice and tenon as well) – perhaps I should have entered it in the joinery contest instead of the garden furniture contest :)

Matt,

The glider is also made of western red cedar. I built it over two weekends and it provides a really gentle and comfortable swinging motion.

Thanks again for the kind words.
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Chet

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#15 posted 2616 days ago

That’s a great build! Did you gang up the tops for the dados or did you build some sort of jig?

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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