the refurbished pergola

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Project by cathyb posted 01-30-2010 08:34 AM 1968 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the photos of the pergola project that I talked about last week in my forum topic. (I finally have a camera). The 2” by 2” crosspieces of the original structure needed to be replaced. As I pointed out, I added flashing this time to help prevent future water damage.

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#1 posted 01-30-2010 08:53 AM

Looks good Cathy

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#2 posted 01-30-2010 10:53 AM

Congratulations on a job well done Cathy! What sort of vine do you have trained on it?

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#3 posted 01-30-2010 01:32 PM

Nice job Cathy. Looks great.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-30-2010 04:00 PM

I like that. What a good idea with the flashing. Ours is rotten too. I’ll have to show this to my husband so he knows what to do when we rebuild ours. Thanks for sharing.

-- Janice

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#5 posted 01-30-2010 07:51 PM

The vine is stephanotis, which is sometimes called the wedding flower. It has a wonderful sweet fragrance and is quite hardy. To see it now, it’s really a shadow of itself. I spent three months cutting it away so it wouldn’t die. It went into shock when I finally hurled what was left to the ground. Getting that part back up there was a real challenge. On the upside, I can see new growth coming, though it will take awhile to get its old glory back. By the way, when I first planted it years ago, I had a heck of a time getting it to climb across the top. You might notice in the photo that I have plastic mesh on top. Boy, once I added that, it really took off.

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#6 posted 01-31-2010 09:47 PM

Nice job. Good to know that everything is recovering nicely. Looks like a great place to spend an afternoon or evening. Thanks for posting the pictures.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#7 posted 01-31-2010 10:03 PM

I just read your tag line and I’m still laughing. That is so true…....

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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