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Old 10-16-2012, 01:47 PM   #1
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Just Finished This Pergola


Not completely a masonry job, but I wasn't sure where else to put this. This is locally-quarried sandstone and locally-grown and milled lumber; a "Made in Idaho" pergola. We bought everything else from local small businesses and did not darken the doorways of the big boxes. The rear-right column is piped for water and electrical.

We built a huge version of this a few years ago at a golf course, and we've had so much interest in it that Mike scaled everything down to a residential size (20'x12'). Still pretty chunky. He says he won't use the 14" stones again, but other than that he's pleased. Even better, clients are thrilled with it.

Mike got this wrapped up about 10 minutes before the sideways rain started, so it's a bit dark. This is my first attempt at a picture, hope it works.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:05 PM   #2
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Looks AWESOME!

I don't see the grill fired up and the strips sizzling though....

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Looks good Pierce , what kind of wood did you use and are those main supports solid or laminated ? what are the dimensions ? I may be doing similar pergola in a few weeks and customer wants cedar . Thanks Ken
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Looks good Pierce , what kind of wood did you use and are those main supports solid or laminated ? what are the dimensions ? I may be doing similar pergola in a few weeks and customer wants cedar . Thanks Ken
Thanks much... Mike is really happy with the outcome. I'm not the craftsman (just the paper pusher and computer operator), but I believe all of the wood is fir, but I should probably confirm that with the boss. The two main beams are 12x12's, the 7 cross beams are 6x6 and the stickers are 3x3. Stones were 14x14x8, usually he'd use the 18" stones.

I believe on the big one we did at the golf course (it's currently the cover on our facebook page) the stickers were cedar, but I don't think the beams were.
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Looks great!
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Awesomeness!
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That came out great.
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I think it's scaled nicely,...looks stout
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I like it. Are the stones and wood tied down any way?
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I like it. Are the stones and wood tied down any way?
Yes, there is threaded-rod and rebar in the cement-filled tubes down each column which goes down into holes in the ground, and the beams are drilled and set over the rods, then each piece of wood is attached with lags(?--I pick up the parts, don't necessarily know what they are, lol). He cuts the rods after the beams are placed so they aren't visible.

Not sure if I'm explaining that right. I did put some progress pictures on our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pierce...34109213287996

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