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Project by Blakespert posted 02-04-2014 03:39 AM 1344 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pergola my dad and i made last summer for my patio, 35’ long and one section is about 10’ wide with 2’ overhang, and one portion is about 14’ wide with a 2’ overhang. all boards than were unsupported over 10’ i bolted pieces of steel for reinforcement so they wont bow and they were painted to match the color of the wood.





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#1 posted 02-04-2014 05:16 AM

That’s perfect!

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#2 posted 02-04-2014 09:11 AM

looks really nice…

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#3 posted 02-04-2014 11:51 AM

Jealous is me. Looks great

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#4 posted 02-04-2014 02:03 PM

WOW!!!

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#5 posted 02-04-2014 02:16 PM

You carried this out beautifully and it will add a lot of value to that home. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#6 posted 02-04-2014 03:14 PM

Great looking, they are a lot more work than they look like. Nice shade.

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#7 posted 02-04-2014 03:37 PM

Thanks, it definetly was a lot of work, took about 3 weekends, houston heat kept our days fairly short.

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#8 posted 02-04-2014 10:20 PM

Nice!

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#9 posted 02-04-2014 11:18 PM

Blake, My brother made his own pergola last summer. By the time I saw it, It was leaning severely warped in the center. I need to show him your project.

Did you use 6X6 posts and 8X2 Joists? It looks really beefy. I can’t tell what you used for joist hangers. Would you mind filling me in?

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#10 posted 02-05-2014 12:53 AM

I was wondering what those bolts were in the long boards for, before I read the description. You can’t even see the steel. Good job.

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#11 posted 02-05-2014 10:56 PM

Very Nice Project Indeed! Beautiful Work! Thanks For Posting!

Rick

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#12 posted 02-05-2014 11:51 PM

Hey mark, yea i used 6×6 posts, and they were actually a bit over 6” so i had to cut the bottoms down a tad so they would fit in the footer brackets(my posts are above ground). The joist are 2×8, and the hangers i used were just that, metal joist hangers you can get from home depot and mounted on the house. What type of wood did he use? If you have any pics of his pergola in its current state maybe you can send them to me and i might be able to give you some ideas. Pm me if you need my email.

Edit: the hangers are called simpson strong ties

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#13 posted 02-07-2014 02:09 PM

Howdy Blake,

I’m going to look for those hangers at HD. I don’t have pictures of my brother’s pergola. If he’ll let me I’ll tear it down and help him build one like yours. He used 4 4×4’s and sparse 2×4’s for the top. It’s just not worth repairing. Thank so much for the offer all the same.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#14 posted 02-07-2014 08:54 PM

Np, feel free to pm me if you ever do have a question

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