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Building a rustic pergola ...

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by jonbey, 28 Jan 2020.

  1. jonbey

    jonbey

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    Pagodas are very expensive to buy, so thought I'll make my own. Not looking to win design awards, just something to cover a cheap inflatable hot tub!

    Was thinking of building it using 4 3mx100mm fence posts supported in those drive-in post supports, and some suitable treated timber to run between front and back, then more across the top.

    A bit like this:

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    Any suggestions on where to order the wood if I decide to get some of the nicer cut pieces? Would be nice to have the fancy cut pieces, but I might just built with 4x2s if that works out loads cheaper! Will probably put something on the top it to help stop stuff falling into the hottub, not sure what yet though.
     
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    I built a pergola to support some vines as a lean too.

    2 x 100mm posts in the ground and a beam on the wall.
    two beams either side of the posts, plus maybe 10 running from house to cross beams

    All the timber came from a garden supplier who did fencing/decking etc.
    I used a simple circular saw to cut the ends but you could do squiggly bits with a jig saw.
     
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    Just remembered at the weekend than I have a pile of roof tiles .... what is the minimum angle for these sort of roof tiles?

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    That pagoda is a pergola lol.
     
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    I never know the difference.

    Thick wooden sticks with a roof.
     
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    Googled it - yeah, pagoda's are those massive things aren't they !

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