|Project by Eddie Elizondo||posted 08-30-2011 02:39 AM||3147 views||8 times favorited||4 comments|
This is a western red cedar pergola that I built with the help of two helpers. the columns are 6×6 cedar that are 9 and 12 ft tall. The cross beams and joists are 2×8 cedar that range from 16 to 20 ft in length. the slats are 2×4’s that were ripped to 2×2 x 18 ft long. the bolts are 12 inch galvanized bolts. this took about 60 man hours to build and about 120 gallons of water. Notice the degree of shade created by the slats and I can vouch that the temperature difference was about twenty degrees. The client could not believe the noticible differrence in the comfort of the pergpla. With temperatures reaching 107 here in Texas the pergola was a blessing to the client. He loves to entertain and this just added to his entertainment lifestyle. Your comments will be greatly appreciated. Thanks and I hope you enjoy this.
-- Eddie -