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Offline Mike Goetzke

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Pergola
« on: September 15, 2022, 10:23 AM »
Not "fine" woodworking but was a fun build:


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Offline woodbutcherbower

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Re: Pergola
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2022, 10:57 AM »
That’s a fantastic job Mike !!! Looks great - something to be proud of.

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Pergola
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2022, 11:55 AM »
Looks great Mike. I am sure it will be enjoyed for years to come and you will be remembered for your fine work.

There is craftsmanship at all scales, from the pyramids to the smallest carved duck decoy.

Doesn't have to be a piece of furniture to be 'fine woodworking'.
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Offline JINRO

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Re: Pergola
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2022, 12:03 PM »
This is just beautiful!!!

Offline rvieceli

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Re: Pergola
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2022, 12:29 PM »
It looks great. I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Are those sunflowers in the foreground?

Ron

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Pergola
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2022, 08:16 PM »
Like Bob said, Looks fine to me.
There are people out there that would pay well for work like that, every day.
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Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Pergola
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2022, 08:21 PM »
I built one of those from a magazine clipping my wife found. Yours is much nicer. Beautiful work.
Birdhunter

Offline luvmytoolz

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Re: Pergola
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2022, 09:01 PM »
I built one of those from a magazine clipping my wife found. Yours is much nicer. Beautiful work.

You made one from a clipping? What was it, a pergola for ants? ;-)

Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: Pergola
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2022, 10:28 PM »
It looks great. I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Are those sunflowers in the foreground?

Ron

Ron - that is a hibiscus. Beautiful flowers but grows like a weed late in the season.

I got the design ideas from google’n and YouTube. There is a nice video called 2 day Pergola. Plus I found a nice one at Home Depot but it was made of Chinese cedar. I did look over the PDF plans of it and was able to copy the nice corner corbels into my simple 2-d CAD program.

If anyone needs to notch out a 6x6 beam like this I found it much easier to use a long blade in a jig saw ( you still need to cut from both sides).

I made this from cedartone treated lumber. The slats/purlins were a pain. Due to limited size cedartone stock I made them by ripping 2x6’s into four pieces. You can imagine the prestress in this wet wood. I abused my 1950 Uni doing this.

My wife loves it!