|Project by Randy Sharp||posted 07-06-2011 10:56 PM||5325 views||8 times favorited||4 comments|
Construction Notes: This 10’ x 12’ pergola is my own design and came from photos and observations of other pergolas. It is recommended for those with at least intermediate skill level. The construction is straightforward and uses stock lumber dimensions and lengths.
The swing plans were borrowed from my neighbor and are simple to follow.
All materials came from my local Lowe’s store and is pressure treated 2×4, 2×6, 2×8 and 6×6 stock lumber.
The total cost of materials was approximately $400, which included the swing and landscaping timbers and mulch. The construction took approximately 25 labor hours.
Tools Used: Tablesaw, miter saw, drill, jigsaw.
Additional Notes: Rather than burying the corner posts and messing with concrete and posthole diggers, I bolted 3’ screw anchors to each post. I figure if this beefy project is toppled by a strong wind, I’d be more focused on re-building my house!
Step by step building instructions and materials list here.
Thanks for looking!
-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.