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Pergola, anyone ?

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Project by David Grimes posted 05-20-2011 08:06 AM 1705 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a large, pressure treated pool-side pergola for that customer that did not want the good looking (for a few months anyway) store bought fare that many others have fallen for.

It is 24 ft by 16 feet and nearly 10 feet off the ground. The main beams are doubled 2×12 with plates and bolts. Some “keyway” trim covers the plates and bolts.

It is stealthily wired for switched lighting (including a grill spotlight) and ceiling fans. It has GFCI (of course) convenience receptacles in wet location boxes.

Another happy customer. We did it just like they wanted it.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia





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#1 posted 05-20-2011 08:29 AM

nice work

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

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#2 posted 05-20-2011 10:49 AM

Very nice!

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

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#3 posted 05-20-2011 04:25 PM

Very nice. It would have been there to rest.)

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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#4 posted 05-20-2011 05:28 PM

Thanks for the kind words.

I have to agree. I’d have it at my house, too. :=)

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#5 posted 05-20-2011 05:29 PM

Well done!

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#6 posted 05-20-2011 06:57 PM

David nice work,

Any chance you have more pictures? My sister in law is wanting a pergola, and I would love to see more of the detail. Forgive me for being a novice, but what is “keyway trim” that hides the plates?

Thanks
Mills

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#7 posted 05-20-2011 07:16 PM

I’ll see about the pictures. they are in the hard drive of a computer that is not where I am right now. I think I have lot, though.

Keyway trim… I will get a picture of that, too. But you can see it (barely) centered beneath the joist closest to the tip of the umbrella. Looks like a triangular shield (or coat of arms for a tranformer lol).

Usually used to in the center of a fancy cased opening (instead of a pediment) and inside usually routed on the edges and even a second piece on top of that to give it even more detail.

Wait on the pics and you will “see”... which is worth a thousand words, right ?

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#8 posted 05-20-2011 09:17 PM

Pics added. Obviously, only the first is the totally completed and in-use picture.

See the keyway block on the front beam facing the pool. Also on the back side of the front beam and another is on the back beam center also facing the pool.

There is not one on the back side facing the woods. Nobody knows this. Shhh. lol

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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