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This is one of the many arbors that Gary and I have done in the Austin area. Design is by one of the Dailey brothers.
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#1 posted 08-17-2009 10:29 PM
Great looking arbor! Since I am located over in Kerrville, do you find that it gives enough shade? Is the blocking in the middle for a light or a fan (or both)?
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#2 posted 08-17-2009 10:39 PM
That is a very nice looking arbor.
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#3 posted 08-17-2009 11:02 PM
John,Since the back of the house faces east, the arbor provides more than enough shade. There was a huge difference inside the home between day one when we started and day two when the home owner invited us in for a drink when we finished. I’m not sure how much it cut off of their cooling bill, but I’m sure that it was worth it. As far as providing enough shade while lounging outside…. I don’t think that there is such a thing in the middle of a good Texas summer. I believe the blocking was for a fan/light combo that the home owner was going to pick out after it was stained and sealed. I really miss the Austin area. I hope that you’re enjoying life down there.
#4 posted 08-17-2009 11:23 PM
Oh yeah, we are enjoying it! yesterday it hit 100 degrees (38 C) for the 5oth time this summer. I’m sure it never gets that hot that many days in MI ;>)
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#5 posted 08-18-2009 12:54 AM
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#6 posted 08-18-2009 10:12 AM
The house has beautiful sash windows and then you put this arbor – lol.Looks very odd – but what ever the costem wants probably, lol
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#7 posted 08-18-2009 06:35 PM
awesome, i might hit you up for some ideas when i get ready to build ours..
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