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CaptainHook
2012-04-18, 03:30 PM
Who has one. Was it worth building? Pic? Rough estimate of the materials? What materials did you use.

beaterKU
2012-04-18, 04:28 PM
I build one for our house last fall. I can't really comment on the functionality of it as it has not been hot yet, but it does block a considerable amount of light. We love it so far. I build mine out of cedar. I don't know what it cost by itself as I bought all of the lumber at once. I'd say someone in the neighborhood of 2-3k in material for the top half. Ours is 16' x 18'.

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/303834_10150361940603011_760368010_8094348_3656670 26_n.jpg

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/314644_10150361942298011_760368010_8094368_9935423 74_n.jpg

dstock1088
2012-04-18, 05:52 PM
I build one for our house last fall. I can't really comment on the functionality of it as it has not been hot yet, but it does block a considerable amount of light. We love it so far. I build mine out of cedar. I don't know what it cost by itself as I bought all of the lumber at once. I'd say someone in the neighborhood of 2-3k in material for the top half. Ours is 16' x 18'.

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/303834_10150361940603011_760368010_8094348_3656670 26_n.jpg

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/314644_10150361942298011_760368010_8094368_9935423 74_n.jpg

God I am jealous. I can't wait to redo my dinky deck.

Bright built
2012-05-06, 05:42 PM
Wow that deck looks great

jasman18
2012-05-07, 01:25 PM
Beater KU. You should link your thread on your deck/patio build. I think it's definitively relevant to this thread.

HiLandR
2012-05-07, 02:19 PM
Here are a couple that I designed if you are looking for ideas:


909 Walnut Rooftop Garden
http://www.greenroofs.org/baltimore_files/awardsimg2008/hiresimgs/909WalnutKCMO1.jpg

The Grape Arbor at Baker University
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2387/2050281672_1105ac21d4_z.jpg

sleek98
2012-05-07, 02:34 PM
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/303834_10150361940603011_760368010_8094348_3656670 26_n.jpg

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/314644_10150361942298011_760368010_8094368_9935423 74_n.jpg

I saved these pictures for when we are ready to put on on our house. That is sweet.

beaterKU
2012-05-07, 05:49 PM
http://kcsr.org/showthread.php?t=105544

This is a link to my build last fall. Let me know if you have any questions!

BMc
2012-05-09, 02:49 PM
Not really a pergola but I was looking to do something a little different so I built me a cabana. I will be doing a tension sail as a 'roof' before long. I have always loved cabanas and how they can be closed off if need be.

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/526081_10100765564205159_16812700_52655512_1586575 61_n.jpg

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/541114_10100766359935509_16812700_52660622_1018412 890_n.jpg