Arbor & Pergola

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Project by Vandy posted 609 days ago 1911 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 2011 Summer Project was this Arbor & Pergola. The goal was to build something that would cover the roof line of the house below and allow us to enjoy the beautiful view of the farmland below. Future plans are to grow Clematis along the lattice and hopefully add some greenery to further hide the house below.

The project was made entirely from Western Cedar, which included reclaimed old growth cedar and old growth cedar siding from a torn down house. It was stained with Cetol for UV protection and added color.

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#1 posted 609 days ago

Nice work! That’s a great addtion to your yard!

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

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#2 posted 609 days ago

Very nice it really makes that yard.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 609 days ago

Very nice work and great design !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#4 posted 609 days ago

I have this habbit of looking at the pics before reading the post. I like to figure out what the woodworkers was using, attempting, type of wood ect.

First thing I noticed was that this created so much more visual interest and took away from looking at the other houses and allowing you to enjoy the other view. With that said you nailed it. A real beauty! Great work.

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

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#5 posted 608 days ago

Beautiful and a great design. I believe you accomplished exactly what you set out to do. From the scenic photo, I would never have guessed you are right here in Cleveland. Great job.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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#6 posted 608 days ago

Ah sorry, this is my home in Vancouver, Canada. I Just live in Cleveland seasonally.

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#7 posted 537 days ago

Looks great! I like your lanterns as well. I thought I was the only one that made those.

-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL

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