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Project by Frank Smith posted 12-22-2013 04:53 AM 2278 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 12-22-2013 11:13 AM

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 12-22-2013 02:28 PM

Nice job Kyle. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#3 posted 12-22-2013 02:48 PM

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 12-22-2013 03:35 PM

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.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter

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#5 posted 12-23-2013 04:34 AM

Very Nice.

-- Robin Renee'

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#6 posted 12-25-2013 01:12 AM

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 12-25-2013 01:15 AM

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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