Backyard Pergola w/ Benches

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Project by shopmania posted 07-21-2011 03:36 AM 3922 views 8 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife had this on her Christmas list in the first spot. She got a coupon for it at Christmas, and I finally got it built in June. I poured 2’ x 2’ footers, and used brackets to hold up the 6×6 posts. All the members are through bolted with 1/2” hot dipped galvanized bolts. The benches are 5/4 decking with stainless screws, and the lattice on the top is stapled on. All the wood is treated lumber, and I left it unfinished. Thanks to my brothers Shawn and Bruce for their help with transporting and putting up the big timbers. We planted Confederate Jasmine at al four corners, that will grow up and cover the top, providing shade. This project was modeled after the one my brother Shawn built in his back yard about a decade ago. (His jasmine is all grown up over the top of the pergola) The last picture shows the hammock and hammock chair. My wife made the chair herself! Thanks for looking.

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#1 posted 07-21-2011 04:32 AM

Very nice. I like the built-in benches. I have one of these on my list too.

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#2 posted 07-21-2011 05:09 AM

Pergola is very nice, I like the location even better, and that house is beautful !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#3 posted 07-21-2011 10:47 PM

That is some backyard

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#4 posted 07-22-2011 06:11 PM

Man that is awesome. Really nice.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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