|Project by WaltGarrison||posted 03-13-2012 01:11 AM||4890 views||15 times favorited||17 comments|
We Built a Western Red Cedar Pergola over the back deck and patio this winter. it is one of the biggest projects I have done. The lumber was ordered through 84 Lumber Co. (highly recommended if you have one.) We lost a huge Arizona Ash tree after Hurricane Ike and wanted to get some of that shade back. It was great fun and I learned a lot. The trickiest part was cutting the ends of all the beams and rafters. Looking at Home Depot or Lowe’s contractors doing one this size was around $12 to $15K. This came in at $2400 plus my labor- very satisfying. It is 30’ long and 14” wide on the biggest end. We made it two heights and slightly different widths to match the deck and brick patio already in place. The longest beams are 16’. -Thanks
-- WLG- Experience is what you got when you didn't get what you wanted.