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Old 04-05-2009, 04:20 PM
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Anybody out there have any design suggestions for a pergola with shade from the sun as a prime essential? I'm thinking of using pressure treated wood and painting it. Thanks

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Old 04-06-2009, 07:06 AM
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Hello,
Put a search in for me and view my pergola I built.

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Old 04-06-2009, 08:41 AM
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Thanks Rochwallgriller

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Old 06-05-2009, 11:54 AM
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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.

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Old 07-22-2009, 07:09 PM
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Rockwallgriller, How tall is your pergola? (from bottom of rafter)
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:45 PM
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Here's the pergola we built for our patio:

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/21/m...html#post41550 (My Old Kentucky Dome Enclosure)

We just planted a couple of Wysteria vines and are training them up the posts. Hopefully it will provide us with some ornamental shade.
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:33 PM
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Nice job Ken, did you do that yourself? I like the wood rack too.. my wife would be so jealous of all the brick on your house, she's big into brick and we have none.
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:18 PM
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Thanks Shay,

Yep, all my own work. It was a piece of cake after building a pizza oven .
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:33 PM
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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.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:08 AM
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Michael Craig,
The height to the bottom is 8' tall, over all the total height is aprox. 10 1/2' tall.

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