Backyard Pergola

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Project by jjwoodshop posted 01-19-2011 09:23 PM 2957 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am really enjoying this website and wanted to get some of my projects up so I can begin to post the new ones that are coming along.

This is a project I designed and built a couple of year’s ago at our townhome, which is now a rental property of ours. The most rewarding part of this project is that I got to do this with my Dad. He came up from Georgia on a Friday, and we set the posts that day. Then, on Saturday we basically knocked the entire pergola out. It was such a cool deal to be able to do this with my Dad. The time spent together swinging a hammer was just priceless.

After the structure was complete, I had power run to it for the ceiling fan and light, and had a dual switch installed right inside the doors. We also added a drop down shade which really made it seem like another room off the house. New Years Eve of the year we even put down a dance floor on the patio, hung a disco ball and some lights, and it become our dance floor!

A fun project, a great experience with my dad, and an added value to our townhome. It was a great weekend!

-- "If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original." - Sir Ken Robinson

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#1 posted 01-19-2011 09:26 PM

I love it. I recently built an unattached pergola so I am with ya. Great job!

-- Wood is good.

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#2 posted 01-19-2011 09:27 PM

nice addition.

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#3 posted 01-20-2011 02:54 PM

My dad died a few months back. I remember many times we worked together. Great project, There is nothing like working with a friend and family member to make a memory.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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