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I made this pergola for a friend. It was 12X12. I just realized that I do not have a good finished picture. O well, you get the idea. My father (the older looking one) helped me and was the extra set of hands. Thanks pops!
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#1 posted 07-10-2013 09:08 PM
Howdy, I have one of these in my sights. I like your design. Kudos.
I count 4 4×4s to hold the whole thing up. I’m surprised that’s all you needed. Awesome.
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#2 posted 07-10-2013 09:39 PM
Nice work there, so where is the beer?
-- Regards Robert
#3 posted 07-10-2013 09:56 PM
4 4X4s should be plenty. Since it is open top, there is no need for any type of “snow load” or any type of water shedding ability. If i was going to put a roof on it, I would have increased the 4X4’s.
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#4 posted 07-11-2013 03:39 AM
I did some similar pergolas, 4×4’s are really all that are needed but I added 2×6’s on two sides for “effect” and a bit of added stiffness… mostly for the look….
Ya done good!
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#6 posted 07-11-2013 08:18 AM
Nice work. Should serve you well.
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#7 posted 07-12-2013 03:13 PM
How’d you anchor this to the ground?
-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX
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#8 posted 07-12-2013 04:38 PM
That looks nice. Now maybe they can get some vines growing on it.
helluvawreck aka Charleshttp://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau
#9 posted 07-14-2013 02:26 AM
I don’t know what they are called but there is an concrete anchor in the concrete form. The anchor is then attached to the 4×4. It works really well. Sorry i don’t know the proper name.
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