Pergola Project DIY

Submitted by acer211 on Sun, 09/29/2013 - 07:18

Here are some pictures of the Backyard Pergola (almost finished). Three of us leveled the main beams (easier said than done), but many hands made for lighter work and a lot more fun. Big thanks to Dave and Gretta !!!

The posts on top still need to be trimmed, and the carriage bolts need to be hack-sawed off so they do not stick out.

I found the other "Brags" inspiring while working on this project, so I thought I would share also.

*Used treated wood for most of it, and plan to stain it with "Cabot's oil-based semi-solid stain" when the treated lumber has dried out - next year sometime.

Estimated Cost
$400-500
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Treated Lumber
Finish Used
Cabot's semi-solid oil-based stain (w/mildewcide additive).
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

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