A Classic Wooden Pergola

Back in March, we had clients ask us to build a pergola on their back patio.  The pad had been poured in the fall, with landscape progress in various stages, but they wanted to create a great hang out space for their family.

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After measuring, planning, sketching, and pre-cutting and staining all of the pieces, we got to work assembling the structure.  First, two posts connected to one beam, secured in to cleats.

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Followed up with the other side, then the beams connecting the two pieces together.

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Joists spaced 16 inches apart make up the overhead structure.

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Our clients didn’t know how dark they wanted the inside, so we spaced the top slats 12 inches on center apart.

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This allows for added slats down the road, if they decide they need more sun coverage.

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Arched braces look great while firming up the overall frame.

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Once complete, the 16 foot square structure adds a lot of character to their backyard.

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The pergola connects the house to the fire pit, offering multiple zones to hang out and relax.

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Under the pergola, the slats add a graphic grid of shade to the dining table.

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Along with new landscaping, these clients now have a backyard oasis to relax and watch their kids play.

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At the end of the long work day assembling the pieces, our clients were thrilled with the results.  And we are/were so grateful for such wonderful people to work with and for.

 

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