Garden Pergola

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Project by Ken Stenzel posted 02-04-2008 03:11 PM 2057 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Grandaughter, Hannah and I built a pergola to be attached to her playhouse. She helped me all of the way.

-- kstenzel

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#1 posted 02-04-2008 03:14 PM

Very cool. Nice work made even better with a special helper.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#2 posted 02-04-2008 03:29 PM

Wow, that looks like a little girls paradise!!!! That playhouse is awesome and the addon is just the right touch…LOL Of course, with a helper like that how could it be anything but perfect [SMILLE] Great work, wish my granddaughter lived closer so I could do things like that fo her. Love it your a great Granddad!

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#3 posted 02-04-2008 03:33 PM

Not only is the workmanship great, but the “helper” time spent with granpa will be treasured forever!

-- Spread love with our work

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#4 posted 02-04-2008 03:37 PM

that is simply stunning!!!

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

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#5 posted 02-04-2008 03:45 PM

That is beautiful pergola.

-- Jiri

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#6 posted 02-04-2008 05:22 PM

What an awesome place for her to play.

Nice work.

-- Hope Never fails

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#7 posted 02-04-2008 05:49 PM

Great project…, with great help.

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#8 posted 02-04-2008 06:07 PM

Awesome…..both the playhouse and pergola but more importantly the time spent together.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#9 posted 02-04-2008 06:46 PM

Great project.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#10 posted 02-04-2008 07:49 PM

This is a beautiful pergola, and it is great to see you training your granddaughter the right way. She will make some lucky lumberjock a wonderful wife someday!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 02-05-2008 03:41 PM

Take it from me Ken, this is what “quality time” is all about! And I’ll bet she absolutely loves it!

If ya get a min, toss us some pics of your shop too.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#12 posted 02-05-2008 04:04 PM

it won’t be long and she’ll be a member posting her own projects!!

the playhouse is STUNNING. I want my shed to look like that! And the flower beds.. definitely worthy What an inspiration.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#13 posted 02-24-2008 07:10 AM

I think it is great that you spend quality time with your granddaughter this way. As someone else mentioned the Yard looks like a paradise for anyone. BTW The Playhouse is a work of art, I thought it was your real home for a moment there – great work and attention to detail!!!!!!!

-- --Chuck

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#14 posted 03-03-2008 05:38 PM

Hi Ken

I see you have a helper like I do. You can see my work crew on my home page. What a blessing these grand kids are!

God Bless


-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#15 posted 03-03-2008 05:55 PM

You are a good man Ken.
She will never ever forget what you have done.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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