gazebo or pergola or trellis... I dont know what to call it!!! and a hand-rail.

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Project by tomakazi posted 09-01-2010 03:31 AM 7499 views 13 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

a redwood structure I just finished a few weeks ago. i need to upgrade my work camera, the dates are wrong.

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#1 posted 09-01-2010 03:38 AM

Lovely, I really like the design on this one. I thought about building something like this for my parents garden for a while, but it wasn’t high enough priority so far and so it didn’t even make it into the planning stage yet. Looking at your project makes me want to start right away though.
Guess I should plan it over the wintertime and then start when spring arrives.

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#2 posted 09-01-2010 04:17 AM

this looks great!!! I recently finished a much smaller redwood trellis that will hold vines—-so I would call yours a gazebo…the railing looks really nice too…

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#3 posted 09-01-2010 05:20 AM


It really “fits” the environment.


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#4 posted 09-01-2010 05:46 AM

Nice back yard! Wish it were mine…with the gazebo of course!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#5 posted 09-01-2010 05:55 AM

Nice structures. They look quite sturdy and handsome.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#6 posted 09-01-2010 07:38 AM

Love the redwood. And the deck, railings and hot tub all flow together beautifully. Magnificent.

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#7 posted 09-01-2010 09:22 AM

very nice designing

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#8 posted 09-01-2010 11:15 AM

I am planing a redwood project in the near future. I was wondering, what to finish or seal the redwood with? Thanks for sharing this great project it turned out top notch.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#9 posted 09-01-2010 11:22 AM

It’s obviously a gaspergolis! ;)

Love the redwood!

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#10 posted 09-01-2010 02:51 PM

Ahhhh I love this! My bride and I are wanting to something similar on our back patio. That would be mind blowing to have something this cool in my own back yard. You done real good!

Thanks for sharing… Two big thumbs up!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#11 posted 09-01-2010 03:25 PM

I”d call it a good reason to sit under it and enjoy a beer!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#12 posted 09-01-2010 05:15 PM

It is obviously a pergola and a very beautiful one at that. I really like the redwood. It should not require any finish.

I built a pergola for our patio in 2001 and my wife still says that it is the best thing that I have ever built. It is on the south side of the house and provides lots of shade. I wish that I had used redwood.

Are the small square blocks used to hide the bolts?

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#13 posted 09-01-2010 05:29 PM

I love the Asian influences in your pergola. I wish I had a back yard for one…

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#14 posted 09-02-2010 09:09 AM

Thank you all for your comments!! the “square blocks” are actually square plugs to cover the lags. I like to use Cabot brand exterior finishes on redwood and cedar!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#15 posted 09-02-2010 10:06 PM

It looks very Japanese/Chinese… Like it myself! Some nice cold sake and a hibachi— Whoo hoo! Summertime rocks! Great piece.

-- GX

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