|Project by lbmrJohn||posted 11-03-2012 01:39 AM||2301 views||12 times favorited||25 comments|
My wife has been asking for a pergola for quite some time. After taking it easy for the summer, I finally had the ambition to take it on. The verticals and supports are 5×5 tamarack. The top is made up of 3”x 6”x 16’ hemlock and is topped of with 1.5” square hemlock.
All of the wood was custom cut for this project and took about three weeks to build over the nights and weekends. I was able to put the whole thing together alone after careful planning on how to lift the lumber and level the whole thing out.
I’ve got enough wood left over to build a couple of small lattice that will be used to get some vines and hops up to the top to provide additional cover.
The strength was already tested this past week with the hurricane, so I can finally stop worrying about the stability of it!