|Project by NormLz||posted 02-02-2014 05:54 AM||2203 views||8 times favorited||9 comments|
Here’s a project I completed a couple of years ago. After a numbers of years of having to deal with temporary gazebos I decided to finally built a permanent structure. I secured the structure to 3 ft Sona tubes filled with concrete and anchor bolts. I used pressure treated 6×6 post and enclosed the post with 3/4” pine boards. I built the K braces using spruce 2×8’s glued together. I chose spruce also for the roof rafters instead of Douglas fir because I knew I would be staining everything. Douglas fir stained would not match stained pine or spruce. The horizontal bracings are Douglas fir 2×8’s glued to 1/2” plywood to construct laminated beams then enclosed with 3/4” pine boards. There are receptacles in the center post and 2 exterior paddle fans plus ceiling lights. Overall the Pavilion has proven to be a very good addition to our pool area.
-- Norm, Connecticut