Pergola for my Wedding!

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Project by Allanwoodworks posted 08-23-2013 07:45 PM 1764 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all,

Well the wedding is over and now I can get back to woodworking! Just wanted to post some picks of the Pergola I built for me and my now wife to get married under on our property.

We fell the tree and used a woodmizer mill to cut it into useable lumber for the project. Then I set the 6×6 treated post in concrete 16 feet apart. I had my friends come over to throw up the main structure of the pergola.

Once that was done I ran power and water out to the pergola.

Then the last part of the project was to fur out the column base and skinned the upper part with some cedar that I had laying around.

We had the wedding and everyone loved the pergola!

Now the final step is to put some kind of exterior sealer to keep it looking good. Any suggestions anyone has would be greatly appreciated. I live in the northwest so we get a lot of rain. Thanks for looking.


-- Ty, Up in Washington

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#1 posted 08-23-2013 08:13 PM

Resilience Ultra Deep Base by Sherwin-Williams. It is a latex paint, but without any tint it dries absolutely clear. With an airless rig you could have that done in 3-4 hrs.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#2 posted 08-23-2013 10:03 PM

Nice job and congratulations! Many happy returns to you and your lovely wife! The Pergola is really cool and your wedding photograph is great—that is, after you check out the large version since the small frame on the “Projects” page neither does it justice nor is clear enough for me to figure out what your project was about.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 08-24-2013 02:02 PM

It’s truly a shame you live in such a ugly surroundings with no friends! I am envious. You didn’t identify the species of tree or if it was dried before construction? might need time to air out before finishing?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 08-25-2013 03:06 AM

I is constructed with Doug fir for the top and cider around the columns. I let the wood dry for about 6 months before I built it.

Thanks for all your complements!

-- Ty, Up in Washington

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