Pergola project

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This was a fun project. I was able to get this lumber from a saw mill that cuts logs for log homes. The posts are actual 8×8”, the framing was actual 4” x 12” with enough material to cut an arch. The top perlins are actual 2” x 10”. They did not not want big posts next to the house so we made brackets that mounted to the framing of the house along with bracing on the rafter tails. The finish on it is the same type that is used on the exteriors of log homes.

-- Mark, Newton, NC.

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#1 posted 04-10-2013 01:11 AM

Looks nice, 8×8 post wow expecting a hurricane anytime soon? (Laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 04-10-2013 01:11 AM

Good proportions on the project, it must have been difficult to plan around that overhang.

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#3 posted 04-10-2013 01:25 AM

I like the bracket idea – I might have to use that …

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#4 posted 04-10-2013 02:57 AM

Nothing chincy about this build. It must be nice to go outside and admire it! Nice work!

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

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#5 posted 04-10-2013 03:34 AM

Looks really nice; this is a project I want to tackle possibly next year – thanks for the ideas

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#6 posted 04-10-2013 05:35 AM

Looks good mark.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 04-10-2013 08:40 AM

Wow that is really nice. I love the bracket idea as well. Great work….. Thx for sharing….

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

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#8 posted 04-10-2013 02:59 PM

Beautiful work Mark. Everything about your pergola says “CLASS”.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Dan Krager

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#9 posted 04-10-2013 11:41 PM

Nicely done, Mark. I may have to do something like that on our patio, and the notion of getting the stuff from a mill is uptown.

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL If you take something apart and put it back together enough times, eventually you will have two of them.

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#10 posted 04-11-2013 01:28 AM

Thanks everyone. My customers really enjoys it. Here is another photo after the original one was taken. This was my customers design and I built it out of left overs. She thought the whole thing had a slight oriental flare, so she designed this and we made this plant climber for one end of it.

-- Mark, Newton, NC.

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