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Project by Estley posted 2257 days ago 1776 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I made this a couple of years ago, and I finally got around posting about it. It was one of the first things I thought of doing when I moved into this house back in ‘04. I had the patio slab extended and additional 4 feet, because the way it was it would end up looking too short. I used all cedar, the posts are 6*6, all in all it was a really fun project. Just last week I installed the sunscreen, the two benches you see there were made with the leftover lumber. Shame that now that it’s finally finished the house is on the market…anyone interested by the way?

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#1 posted 2257 days ago

Nice look! Love the 6×6 cedar. Noticed how much that birch tree grew in the past 4 years? (2nd pic vs 3rd pic)

-- Jim, Michigan

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#2 posted 2257 days ago

Actually the one you see on the “ladders” picture, that is a birch, and I was just telling my wife how much it’s grown. About 10 ft to the opposite side there’s a live oak, which is what you see in the “sun screen” picture, that one has grown leaps and bounds too…. I made this project in ‘06 actually, so yes, the growth rate of both those trees is pretty impressive, Thanks for the comments!!

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#3 posted 2257 days ago

looks great…the 6×6 looks solid!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 2257 days ago

Great job. Looks like it would keep the house cooler too.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 2256 days ago

Nice job!

Favorited this one. I want to add a pergola to my patio, I better start saving my pennies for some 6×6 cedar :)


-- David / Durham, NC

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#6 posted 2256 days ago

It looks nice, I bet there were many good times had under it. I like outdoor projects the best :)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#7 posted 2250 days ago

Was thinking the same for my house as well. Thx….

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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