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I'm Peter Reinhart! Ask Me Anything! Monday, February 15, 2016 7:00-8:00 pm EST
To kick off our AMA feature, we have invited author, chef and master bread maker and host of Pizza Quest, Peter Reinhart, to be our first host! Peter will be in the Forum on Monday, February 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST. If you are unable to be online during the live session, you can post your questions in the sticky post. Peter will answer those questions during the live session on February 15th. You can view Peter's answers to your questions as well as what happened during the live session in the session thread.
Ask Me Anything New Forum Feature
You will notice a new forum at the top of the main page called, "Ask Me Anything". This forum will be used for live one hour "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) sessions hosted by people who are knowledgeable in different areas pertaining to wood fired ovens. How it works:
- Each AMA will have a "sticky" thread where the community can post questions they would like answered during the live session. This will allow everyone to participate even if you can't be online for the live session. These questions will not be answered by the host until the live AMA; if you need an answer quickly, you should post it in the appropriate Forum area for the community to respond.
- Another thread will be posted for the live AMA. Registered users who are logged in during the live session can interact with the host by asking questions and receiving responses.
- The live thread will remain in the AMA forum to view after the session.
We hope you enjoy this new feature! Please let us know if there is a topic that you'd like to have as an AMA and we'll look for a host!
I designed my own Pergola and love it. I'm currently planning a ground level patio with a WFO and outdoor kitchen which will also have a Pergola similar to this one.
It's a bit hard to see but if you look closely on the left side of the pergola hanging just below the main joists is a SunSetter screen which rolls straight down. It's got a handle for rolling and bungies which connect to some hooks on the railing. It's also a mesh screen so you can see through it but it blocks a TON of the heat from the sun when we're sitting out there eating dinner at 6pm and the sun slips under the pergola.
I dont know if I am a little late on this one but I would suggest redwood rather than the painted pressure treated lumber. In my opinion the pressure treated lumber just does not take paint all that well and once you paint it you can look forward to repainting it over and over again as the years pass and given the number of little nooks and crannies in a pergola it is not a fun job.
Just my two cents.
After looking at everyones pergola pictures I am thinking I should have checked with all of you before I built mine. Nice work everyone.
I enjoy cooking with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food I'm cooking. --- Julia Child
I built mine from Kiln dried redwood and it was like buying gold bricks! you might consider a sunshade sail if you are covering a large area. They look pretty cool, but they do require some significant anchoring for wind loading.