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Traditional Pergola in Oak

We have been busy with pergolas recently. The other one we have recently finished is a very traditional rectangular pergola about 7m by 3.5m which covers a paved area in the back garden of my client just next to their … Continue reading

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Hexagonal Pergola

I have just finished¬† a rather elegant hexagonal pergola for private client in Oxfordshire. The timber I used was all from store and so had about a year of seasoning in it which helped considerably in getting everything stable accurate.¬† … Continue reading

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Traditional Oak Pergola with curved beams

I have just finished making a large oak pergola. It’s about 35m long and consists of 16 bays. All of the beams running along the pergola, and joists running across it have a lovely gentle curve cut on them. This … Continue reading

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Green oak pergola finished

Today we finished our latest green oak pergola. This is to a very traditional design with corner braces and beams across the top to provide some shade. If you look carefully at the photo you’ll notice that the uprights seem … Continue reading

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One of those days…

What are the two worst jobs in the workshop? Well in mine they are sanding and making pegs. Today I spent the day sanding, and in the breaks between I made pegs. At least I had the satisfaction of thumping … Continue reading

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Pergola Braces

I have spent today making the braces for a pergola that I am building. These aren’t difficult to make but are quite time consuming as there are quite a few operations to do on each brace: cutting to length, planing … Continue reading

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Making the seat panels: part 2

Once I had the whole bench assembled I could see how the panels needed to be shaped to make them comfortable. Basically this is just putting a curve across the width of them and smoothing the edges. I do this … Continue reading

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