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Project by scarpenter002 posted 2191 days ago 2493 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a pergola I created in the back yard. My wife wanted it to match the white fences so I made it out of pressure treated lumber and primed it. I am holding off of putting on the final touches until some planters are put in on each side. Also I will be adding lighting in the future.

EDIT: Last photo with the planters now built and fully painted. Still needs a few final touches including the lighting.

-- Scott in Texas





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john

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#1 posted 2191 days ago

Very nice work , it looks great !!!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 2191 days ago

Great addition to a beautiful yard!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Greg Wurst

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#3 posted 2191 days ago

I hope your finish lasts better than the finish on my arbor. I bought some pressure-treated 2×4’s at HD that were guaranteed to not need a finish for 2 years. I built the thing and waited 2 years, primed the thing with Kilz, and applied an exterior white paint. It’s peeling like crazy and I’m just going to let it remain “weathered”.

Your pergola looks great! Makes me want to stop by and relax for awhile. :)

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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trifern

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#4 posted 2191 days ago

Beautiful place to relax. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Ampeater

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#5 posted 2190 days ago

I also used PT lumber for my pergola. After building the pergola in late April, 2001 I let it sit all summer before I painted it in late September. I used a solid stain that was tinted to the color that I wanted and it lasted for 6 years without it peeling before I re-stained it. The solid stain just seems to wear off (especially on the top of the pergola) without peeling.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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James Early

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#6 posted 2189 days ago

Great job! This will be next summer’s project at my house.

-- -- Jim E., Oswego, NY. Create, have fun, and work safely!

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jeanmarc

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#7 posted 2187 days ago

Very nice work.Beautiful place to relax

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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kine97/Theresa

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#8 posted 1560 days ago

I want one!

-- "My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning, and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can." -Cary Grant

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carlin

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#9 posted 1547 days ago

Great looking pergola. I have stumbled across a one part epoxy called “Poxycoat” that users swear by. I have been intending to construct a pergola at my lakehouse and I will most certainly seal it with Poxycoat on top of whatever I stain it with. I’ve done this with some cedar trim I’ve installed on the deck railing of the lakeside porch. I’m not sure how I could recommend obtaining it as it’s apparently for “industrial use”.

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DonnyD

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#10 posted 773 days ago

very nice work makes me want one . id be out there all summer

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