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Project by Vjer posted 06-25-2010 06:23 AM 2861 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a deck I did not to long ago. The deck itself is about 50’ long and the pergola is 65’ long. The deck has two levels. The columns are treated 6×6 and go into the ground about 3 1/2’ to 4’ in the ground. Each column took about 3-80lb bags of quickrete. All the wood is treated and the decking is composite. The major gripe about about this job is having to cut the end features on the wet treated rafters. I went thru several saber saw blades, mainly because they heated up and broke. I finally found a pruning blade for a sawzall that really worked well. This was no easy project and I am glad that Buddy was there to give a hand. It was a truly enjoyable job…

-- My mind is like lightning...one brilliant flash and then it's gone.





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#1 posted 06-25-2010 07:41 AM

Super job

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#2 posted 06-25-2010 07:44 AM

i like the birds

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 06-25-2010 10:23 AM

Looks great. I’ll be over for a swim. We just finished our backyard remodel ( posted on here ) as well. So I feel your pain on how much work it was. Enjoy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 06-25-2010 05:13 PM

Nice looking deck and pergola.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 06-27-2010 06:54 AM

Is the pergola above the gutter on the L shaped side of the house? How did you attach that?

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#6 posted 06-27-2010 03:10 PM

The work is good but I must say from a contractor and designers point of view, having built many myself, I feel you missed the mark here in the design. The Pergola comes off as so much framing and looks like an unfinished addition. As the wood ages this will only look worse.

Just my opinion and I by no means say this to be a toad.

I applaude the Pergola but thumbs down for where you put it.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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Vjer

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#7 posted 06-27-2010 08:47 PM

NorthGaMan…The pergola is not attached to the house anywhere. The customer wanted to keep the gutters up.

JAGWAH…You have a right to your opinion. I have gotten nothing but compliments from all those who have seen it and most of all, the customer is totally happy with the outcome. What I was looking for was the shadow play of the pergola on the deck. There was also a budget that had to be met.

Now with that being said, I am always up to learning new things. How would you have done the pergola…Vic

-- My mind is like lightning...one brilliant flash and then it's gone.

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#8 posted 06-28-2010 02:37 AM

I have gotten nothing but compliments from all those who have seen it and most of all, the customer is totally happy with the outcome.

That’s all that matters. Happy Customers always trump negative opinions.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#9 posted 12-09-2011 06:58 PM

Thats like a whole new living area. I was going to say if you lived in a frigid area you could place a plastic film around the perimiter and heat it for a year round living space, but texas!

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