Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Deck With Corner Pergola

Finally, I give to you...the deck with corner pergola!

I know, I know, it's about time I finished the finale of this 4 part series.
If you missed them, or you forget, you can read about the process here:

Do you remember what the space looked like for 3 1/2 years?

Yep, some necessary steps, a dog box, and a bird bath that was totally disguising the aerator. ;-)
Per law, you can't build over the aerator, but we did build right up to those unsightly things.

Looking back through the deck building pictures, the transformation is amazing!
Even the grey and white finish compared to the raw wood blows me away.  

It all started with a vision...
Handy Hubby built the entire deck by himself...board by board!
Even the end designs on the pergola boards are custom made by him.
I am so proud of him and what he does for our family!!!

The corner pergola was something he wanted to integrate into the plan.
But because we like to be a little different, he designed the pergola boards to be set at an angle, instead of coming straight out from corner.
One board was 23 feet long!
(That one did require help - our daughter held one end while he got the other end up.)

He ended up putting blocking down the center for extra support.

I absolutely love this area! 

The sun sets behind those trees, and sometimes displays a beautiful pink sky for us to enjoy from the deck.

The grill is situated off the deck and the fire pit (that I made from creek rocks) is just steps away from the deck.

There are two sets of steps.

And, because the lay of the land, the deck is two levels.

The deck is finished with solid color stains.

This weekend, the deck will be full of tables, food, and pictures as we celebrate our daughter's graduation.

Have a great week friends!


  1. It looks phenomenal! Great job, everyone! I hope you have many wonderful moments out there.
    Whatcha gonna grow on the pergola?

    Congratulations on your daughter's graduation. Enjoy the party!

  2. Beautiful absolutely beautiful,! I especially love the chandelier!

  3. Your family did a great job on this deck---it's beautiful! And just in time. Congratulations to your daughter on her graduation.

  4. Wow! Such an incredible transformation! Your husband is a very skilled carpenter! I love the new look to your back deck, and the wide expanse of the deck too... just perfect for having lots of people over! Congratulations to your daughter graduating! Hard to believe how fast those years pass! Our youngest graduated last year, and oh my, it is still hard to believe. You will be so happy to have such a lovely space to accommodate everyone! Hugs :)

  5. Great job! Question, have the longer joists on the pergola (23 feet) sagged with time? Looking to build the same thing, with similar dimensions, thank you

    1. Thank you! They have not sagged, but there are the reinforcements in place to help.

  6. Thanks very much for the quick reply! Do you recall what size lumber was used for the Pergola? 2x10 or 2x12 ? It looks great by way.


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