Garden Pergola

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Project by donaldcox posted 10-21-2010 02:39 PM 5218 views 12 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Living in the city, yet being a pacific northwest greener by heart, I decided to create an outdoor living space. This is my first major construction project. The wood is PT due the fact we are only staying in the house for a year or so. Total dimensions are 24 feet by 9 feet. Posts are 3-4 feet in the ground and copper flashed with roofing tar. Hanging window has treated aluminum perforated backing, giving it a really neat candle-light effect. Long narrow window on the left side of the back has two windows, also gives a strange dimension, particularly at night. Will be staining redwood color this fall….if weather allows. Rock wall around cedar table/benches was made out of stone I dug up around the house (field stone/granite). Finish nails are copper spikes. Bolts and remaining hardware (not visible) galvanized simpson strong ties. Planters are made of left overs with trumpet vine, hops, clematis, and kiwi vine growing up various parts. All ideas/details were original except the lattice going up the front of the posts. My brother in law Wes designed and constructed the outdoor fireplace.

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#1 posted 10-21-2010 02:49 PM


a few clematis, climbing hydragea/rose


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#2 posted 10-21-2010 03:27 PM

That’s gorgeous! I can’t believe you did all that work, to leave it behind in a year or so. Very cool space you’ve created there.

-- Robb

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#3 posted 10-21-2010 03:43 PM

That looks like an awesome place to put your feet up and relax with a cold one.

Great job.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#4 posted 10-21-2010 03:43 PM

I want one. Yep. I want one.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#5 posted 10-21-2010 04:42 PM

that is QUITE amazing. wow.

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