|Project by builtinbkyn||posted 07-01-2016 04:12 PM||1083 views||6 times favorited||12 comments|
We wanted a little more privacy around the patio in our Brooklyn yard. I thought of covering the entire patio with a structure, but because there are Crepe Myrtle trees adjacent to the patio, that didn’t seem to be the best solution. We also still wanted to continue to use the market umbrella or have the option to have nothing overhead and we also wanted to enjoy viewing the nice Crepe Myrtle next to the patio. A structure would have interfered with the trees growth and viewing. So the solution was to make a narrow pergola that fit between the wrought iron railing and planting bed the borders the patio closest to the house.
The pergola is made of construction grade Douglas Fir and Teak. It’s finished with Thompson’s Australian Timber Oil tinted with Minwax oil stains (mix of Red Mahogany and English Chestnut) with a top coat of oil based Helmsman Spar Urethane that was also tinted with the Minwax mix.
The details of the build can be found in my blog.
-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)