|Project by Sennelier76||posted 07-23-2012 11:45 AM||3011 views||6 times favorited||4 comments|
Here is the completed pergola we’ve been wanting to put up since we moved in. We took the approach of using old barn timbers for the structure and with a little searching online and a lot of TLC we came across some really incredible Easter Red Cedar beams and boards. I used traditional style timber frame joinery to get it all together and learned a thing or two along the way. The final dimensions are about 10×12x8. Prior to the pergola there was a simple, uneven and slanting paver patio. We pulled a third of it and built some limestone beds for perennials. We also planted some Virginia Creeper on two of the posts that will eventually serve as foliage cover on the top, once they grow in. The next step is to build a small low lying platform deck with a step up from the pergola for the grill and some family style seating.
If you’re interested you can see all the details of the process on my blog: http://www.brokenriverjoinery.wordpress.com
-- Bobby, Iowa, http://brokenriverjoinery.wordpress.com/