Cedar Pergola

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Project by Neil Davis posted 570 days ago 1216 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished the main part of my latest project, a pergola. Made from rough sawn cedar and sealed with Stillen tint-able oil based sealer. I drew up the project in Autocad and then built to the plan. I cut all the lumber in my garage and then sealed it before installing it on the project. I used black oxide square head lag bolts to the house into the floor header plate. I used black oxide square head bolts and nuts at the front cross section to vertical posts as well as the connection at the center.

I still have some detail work to do, like put a additional 1x at each side of the post up to 42” and then a little cap piece to give the post a bit more character as well as more girth. Also some fake square headed wood pins stained black at the angle braces for a bit of character. The angle braces are mortised into the vertical posts and pinned both sides at the top brace.

I will put up additional pictures when the details are done.

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#1 posted 570 days ago

great job on the the color.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 570 days ago

Looks really nice.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 570 days ago

What a nice addition to your back yard and patio. Nice work!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 569 days ago

Nice design!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 569 days ago

I also think the color makes the whole job look classy.

-- DonB

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#6 posted 568 days ago

I love a nice big pergola, is this freestanding?

-- making something from nothing, and making it your own... thats life.

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#7 posted 568 days ago

I like the joinery. Well done!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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