Cedar pergolas and arbors are a wonderful addition to any landscape project. The offer many functional uses. From creating a sense of entry to privacy screening and of course some offer shade from the sun are the key features of pergolas. But there is also an intrinsic beauty that they offer. Some will harken to a more romantic time in landscape design. We love them for the wonderful spaces they create in gardens and landscape. Pergolas can be constructed of many materials. But nothing matches the natural beauty more than cedar. The ease of cedar to work with and its longevity from decaying make it a great choice for pergola projects. Find out more about the great properties of cedar at Real Cedar. Find a pergola detail you like in a picture? Make sure to add the photos to your favorite Pinterest board!
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Crafting the Classic Cedar Pergola -Notching the Post
Pergolas and Arbors add so much beauty and style to your outdoor living space. With their overhead plane they create the feeling of being in a room. Yes, you guessed it… an outdoor room! Many materials are available to construct pergolas. Stone, concrete, metal, vinyl to name a few… but, we love the look of wood. And our favorite wood to work with is Real Cedar. The beautiful color and natural decay resistance of cedar make our first choice and recommendation.
When constructing a pergola or arbor the joinery is of utmost importance. A strong construction can provide years of worry free outdoor living. In crafting our Classic Cedar Pergola and Arbors we notch the top of the post for the strongest connection. This allows the cross members to rest on the post to carry the load and not the fasteners. The over sized carriage bolts keep the joint nice and tight.
The ART of Landscape design is truly apparent in every Landscape Structure crafted in the Workshop. Each is uniquely designed and then hand crafted from the finest materials. Precision installation will give you years of worry free outdoor enjoyment!
All of the pergolas and arbors in the following video have been designed and installed by the Workshop… also, visit the Landscape Structures on the portfolio page.
Contact Switzer’s to find out more about enhancing your outdoor living space with a Custom Crafted Arbor or Pergola. Contact Info
In Redoux Home’s currant issue, March/April 2011, landscape designer Glenn Switzer shares his thoughts on a recently completed project in Northfield. Check out the article…. page 19 and make sure to click full screen for easy reading, enjoy!
Redoux Home is delightful home and garden lifestyle magazine originated in Northfield, Minnesota. They describe it best on their website’s about us page, “REDOUX HOME is a local publication rooted in Minnesota. We strive to inspire and inform our readers while promoting a sense of community. We highlight local businesses, homeowners and artisans and provide our readers with useful information and tips to simplify their lives and beautify their homes. We promote a green philosophy and environmentally conscious stories and ideas. We publish two bi-monthly editions: REDOUX HOME SOUTH and REDOUX HOME TWIN CITIES.” You can also find Redoux Home on FaceBook – they have all kinds of fun little tips and suggestions for your home and yard… like them and you’ll LIKE them..
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