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DEFINITION - Pergola is the house or stand-alone, which usually serves as their shelter with overgrown plant propagation. FUNCTION - Provide shade in the shadow of the house or building area, the aim is to shade the area walking or outdoor seating. - Add aesthetics and richness of the space environment Materials & Tool used - Pergola can be made from the structure of wood, metal or concrete. - Wood - teak, merbau, Ulin. - Grander, drilling,hammer,nail, handsaw, machine cut, wood joinery, angleT, and scale water.

PROCESS INSTALL PERGOLA Installing the Posts The posts are composed of pressure-treated 4 x 4 cores that are sheathed with 1 x cedar. We secured the post cores to a concrete pad with steel post-base anchors. If you're not building on a pad, use longer posts and set them in the earth below the frost line.

If necessary. Then secure each end with four 3-in. and check that they're level and that the posts are plumb. 10 screws . Lay out the post positions and mark the screw locations 2. Clamp the beams in place. holes bored with a hammer drill 3. Tapcon screws that thread into 3/16-in. used 1/4-in. Attaching the Support Beams Cut the four 2 x 6 cedar support beams to length. No. Hold each post plumb and drive nails through the anchors into the wood . use a template to mark the curved notches at the ends and cut the notches with a jigsaw.1. brace the posts so they stay plumb. 4.

check that they're level across the top edges 6. When adding the second of each pair of beams. make the curved end cuts.5. Cut the notches with a dado blade in the table saw . bore screwholes down through their top edges and screw crossbeams to the support beams . 8. Then. . Then add the three remaining pairs with similar spacing. or lay out each notch and use a jigsaw to remove the waste. 7. Install the crossbeam pairs at the posts first. When they're in place.

Clamp each slat in place and mark the crossbeam notch positions . and use a flexible stick to lay out the shallow curve on the lower edge of each brace.9. Fasten the braces to the posts and beams with screws. Use 2 x 6 stock for the diagonal braces. Secure the trimpieces to the posts with construction adhesive and galvanized finishing nails 10 . Cut the ends to length at 45 degrees. Fitting the Top Slats Cut the five 2 x 4 slats to length and shape the ends. 11.

Secure the caps with 6d galvanized finishing nails and construction adhesive .12. cut square blanks and then set the table saw blade to 15 degrees for shaping the bevels. Then. bore pilot holes and attach the slats with 3-in 14. be sure to support the long stock at the opposite end. Use a longer board with a stop across the end as a sled to guide each blank through the blade . 13. Clamp the blanks to the sled when making the cuts. 15. Capping the Posts To make the post caps. If you use a table saw and dado blade to make the cuts.