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Project by Kyle Hart posted 218 days ago 1101 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This pergola is built from rough sawn cedar. The material was all finished prior to assembly with a solid stain. The posts are notched to receive the beam for better support as well as for a cleaner look. The 2×6’s are notched to fit the beams to make for easy and accurate assembly and a structure that locks together adding strength. The 2×2’s are on 6” centers for maximum shade.


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#1 posted 218 days ago

Nice Job, looks great. My motherinlaw is asking for something like this.
Are the 45’s simply screwed into the beam and post or are they mortised and tenoned?

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#2 posted 218 days ago

Nice job Kyle. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#3 posted 218 days ago

You did a nice job on this and it’s a great addition to your home. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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

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#4 posted 218 days ago

did you keep a blog of start to finish, of this project? as it stands right now… i have a 6’x6’ concrete slab out my patio backdoor with no overhead what so ever. i REALLY need to do something like this.

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#5 posted 217 days ago

Very Nice.

-- Robin Renee'

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#6 posted 215 days ago

The 45’s are screwed in with 6” screws with 1” head. The head pulls in to be flush with the wood creating a clean look. It does a great job of locking everything together but it is very important to pre drill that material.


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#7 posted 215 days ago

I did not keep a blog of this project. The structure was assembled in a couple of days and the camera only came out at the end.


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