Western red cedar pergola

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Project by Eddie Elizondo posted 08-30-2011 02:39 AM 5467 views 9 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 -

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#1 posted 08-30-2011 09:30 AM

Hey Edddie, Nice job, I guess (with 107 *) the steaks will now be medium & not well done under this little beauty ::: ))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#2 posted 08-30-2011 10:38 AM

well done looks great & very solid.

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

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#3 posted 08-30-2011 03:36 PM

You did a great job on the pergola. I built one about 10 years ago for our patio (not near as nice as yours). Our patio is on the south side of the house making it almost unusable on hot summer days. Now we use it all the time. I does make a big difference.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#4 posted 09-03-2011 03:41 AM

Excellent Job. That multi level is exactly we are looking for in our back yard. That is an awesome, clean, and professional job.

-- WLG- Experience is what you got when you didn't get what you wanted.

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