I had a goal last weekend….I wanted to finish our new pergola in time to have a BBQ and sit underneath it on the patio for dinner on the holiday Monday. It didn’t happen, so I am hoping to cash in the rain check for this weekend.
We did however get a lot done and I am hugely proud of what we constructed.
All that we have left is to finish putting on the roof (it will be open slats) and staining it. I can’t wait to style it up with fall planters, light up the fire-place (this whole thing was designed to make the fire pit an even bigger garden focal point) and enjoy the late summer and cool evenings of the autumn.
If you care to see the inspiration for the design – it came from a historic structure at a local museum – check it out here.
Despite the extra weight and expense I am so glad we opted to use 6 x 6 pressure treated wood rather than 4 x 4. It is so much more substantial and the proportions seem to work much better with our weighty fire pit. Don’t you agree?
Images by rochelle greayer