Find out how to build a pergola on your property. We built this pergola out of reclaimed antique barnwood.
We chose this type of wood because we have an abundance of barnwood because we removed barns in the past.
This barnwood also blends with other backyard projects we have done before, and have planned for the future.
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A pergola like the one we have, would be a perfect place to hang windchimes. Checkout the link above to see lots of windchimes to choose from.
You can build a pergola using any type of wood you have available.
The Photo above shows the pergola when it is about 90 percent finished. The top boards still have to be attached. They are loose in the picture.
The wood used to build a pergola like this, was antique oak - aged and weathered to a beautiful brownish gray color.
This photo shows the wood that was used to make the 4 posts for the pergola.
The wood shown is 2x4's before they were cut to length to make the post for the pergola.
Full details on how to build a pergola like this one are enclosed on this page.
This photo left, below- shows 2 post being attached to each other to make 1 large beam. Any curves in the wood were eliminated by clamping and nailing the beams together.
The beams were cut down to 10 feet. That was the length needed to build a pergola the size we need.
Below are the measurements needed to build a pergola like the one we have featured here.
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Back to the Pergola We Built Out of Reclaimed Barnwood
Overall dimensions for the pergola:
10 ft tall before the top was installed - 8 2x4's were doubled together to make 4 posts
NOTE_ after placing the posts in the ground the height will be 8 feet tall before the top is installed.