Saturday, August 30, 2008


The roof of the pergola is complete. Next comes the west walkway on the left of the photo (The one with the flags.) The irrigation system will come next on the east side (right) followed by the east walkway. Brick will surround the bottom portion of the columns and gravel will fill the area under the pergola. There's horrible, awful clay junk dirt now. Only a select few plants or trees (aka weeds) are tough enough to grow in that stuff.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


The concrete forms are in place and the lumber is being erected to form the pergola. It will be amazing if anything can knock this down! The schedule didn't work out as planned in the previous post. The irrigation line and walk ways should come in after the structure has been completely erected.

Saturday, August 9, 2008


The concrete for the stairs and columns is in! Next week: sprinkler line installed and walkways set in concrete.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


The framework is complete for the pergola. Concrete is coming tomorrow. Follow along here. I'll try to take an image from the same angle to chronicle the progress.