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.