My big summer project - Pergola

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Project by tbandikoot posted 12-26-2012 09:34 PM 1353 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My big summer project of 2012. Been wanting to build a pergola for three years. One fine morning I drove to Lowe’s, picked up some lumber, and started constuction. Once I got started the inspiration took over and the project just got better and better from there. The end result exceeded my expectations by far.

Built from pressure treated decking material and finished with decking stain. Should outlast me.

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#1 posted 12-26-2012 09:48 PM

That’s a good spot to stay my spare time there. I think I should consider that as a successful piece! Wonderful.

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#2 posted 12-26-2012 10:03 PM

Nice pergola ! The top is different than many, and the posts have some nice embellishments.

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#3 posted 12-26-2012 11:08 PM

It’s GRAND!!! Nice work!

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#4 posted 12-26-2012 11:44 PM

Very Nice!!

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#5 posted 12-27-2012 12:12 AM

I’ve built a few and your looks or as good or better then of anyof the ones I’ve built, nice work

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#6 posted 12-27-2012 12:34 AM

What a beautiful addition to the home.

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#7 posted 12-27-2012 03:40 AM

Nicely done. One project that is on my spring or summer to do list. Our deck is way to hot.


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#8 posted 12-27-2012 01:06 PM

Nicely done.


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