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Timber framed pergola
« on: June 27, 2008, 09:19:41 PM »
Anyone build one? I've been asked to make one out of black locust. It is long enough that it will need the "plates" scarfed together. Thanks.


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Re: Timber framed pergola
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2008, 11:29:00 AM »
The most important thing about building something like this is understanding where the water will go when it penetrates joints.
Possibly creating small weep holes to let the water flow out of any mortise that can catch and hold water.
This will prevent rot from water.

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Re: Timber framed pergola
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2008, 01:57:30 PM »
Thanks Jim. I was giving that some thought. Post tops will be covered by the plate, but I am worried about the bottoms of the braces and where the cross "joists" will rest on the plate.


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Re: Timber framed pergola
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2008, 03:32:29 PM »
If you want to post some design ideas/drawing, I'll take a look at them and we can discuss some possible solutions.....

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Re: Timber framed pergola
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2008, 01:16:12 PM »
If you want to post some design ideas/drawing, I'll take a look at them and we can discuss some possible solutions.....

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Re: Timber framed pergola
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2008, 06:01:13 PM »
Thanks Jim. I'll try to sketch something later. I was going to download sketchup now that I have high speed access, but it won't run on Win98 or Linux. :-\


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Re: Timber framed pergola
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2008, 07:56:43 PM »
I was going to download sketchup now that I have high speed access, but it won't run on Win98 or Linux. :-\

I've been faced with the same problem, and given the luck we've had with SWMBO's new WinXP box I'm thinking my old Vemco and drafting table have a long life ahead of them.   ;)
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2008, 05:53:14 AM »
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Re: Timber framed pergola
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2008, 06:55:31 AM »
What about a run of copper flashing bent neatly over the plates before the ceiling joists go down, put a little hem and drip lip kick on the bottom edge of the copper  ???
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