I'm crossposting this to the garden and woodworking group, tried to
search through the archives, but info is not current enough for my
For the last several years, I've had my heart set on having two pergolas
built EXACTLY like the one I posted at the link, 155 KB slow to download
right now for me, hope it doesn't cause problem, hasn't before that size
with high speed:
Now I have someone close to the family who might be able to build them
for me, but I have no plans. It will have to span a front walkway with
two steps about 47 wide plus a little extra room on the sides, and I'll
have to figure out a proper height by measuring one in the neighborhood
or around town somewhere. The one at the back should work the same size
although the top of the steps and sidewalk are narrower.
Anybody have any ideas of how to go about this? Building it will be one
thing; installing another. It probably has to be anchored in concrete.
I want quality wood with no knotholes which will be more expensive.
Quality scrap lumber would be ok, too.
The only compromise I'd be willing to make are with the rounded braces
and lattice on the sides. The lattice could crisscross diagonally,
can't think of the word for it at the moment, and you can buy wood
sheets of that for $17.95. There is plastic but don't want that.
I could *almost*
draw up a rough plan myself, but it might not be
precise enough. I have looked all over the web and in garden books in
the past, around town, but have never found one I have liked as well as
this one. Sorry photo quality not the best, took a pic of a calendar
page with my digicam.
I will check back when I can, but have a lot of things going right now
in the way of home improvement, so I can't respond right away if
somebody has a question.