How to build a pergola with ease?
To All Our Valued Customers, Over the past few years, the Covid 19 Pandemic has forced us to adapt and change the way we do things on a day-to-day basis. Florida Lumber is no exception. To make sure that we remain strong and competitive in the market for the years to come, Florida Lumber has had to adjust and change our vision for the future. In the last 2 years, we have stopped selling Sheetrock and drywall products, roofing felt and roofing materials, and have even closed on Saturdays.
Over the last few months, we have been transitioning our way out of the door supply business so on August 31, 2022, our door shop will stop assembling doors. We will continue liquidating our doors from inventory until we are out of material.
Some customers have asked if we are closing or even moving locations. To set the story straight, we are not closing or selling the business and we are not moving. These changes are all part of our new vision and path to continue serving South Florida and increasing our footprint in the construction supply industry.
Our focus is going to be on Lumber, Construction Materials, Rebar Fabrication and Rebar Accessories. As we have liquidated some of the items that we don’t sell anymore we have created more space to buy a larger volume of our core items and pass on the savings to our customers.
In the next year you will start seeing changes that will help improve our ability to serve you, our customers. We appreciate your business and your patience as Florida Lumber’s new vision becomes reality.
A Todos Nuestros Valiosos Clientes En los ultimos anos, la pandemia de el Virus (Covid 19) nos ha forzado a adaptarnos y cambiar la forma de hacer cosas en el dia a dia. Florida Lumber no ha sido una excepcion.
Para asegurarnos de mantenernos fuertes y competitivos en el mercado en los anos venideros, Florida Lumber ha tenido que ajustar y cambiar nuestra vision para el futuro. En los dos ultimos anos hemos dejado de vender los productos de yeso (sheetrock), paneles de yeso (drywall), tela asfaltica (roofing felt), materiales de techo y cerramos los Sabados. En los ultimos meses, hemos estado en transicion para salir del negocio de suministro de puertas, en Agosto 31, del 2022 nuestra tienda de puertas dejara de construir y/o cortar puertas. Vamos a continuar liquidando nuestro inventario de puertas haste que terminemos todo el material. Algunos de nuestros clientes han preguntado si estamos cerrando o si nos estamos moviendo a otra localidad. La verdad es que no estamos cerrando, no estamos vendiendo y no estamos cambiando de localidad. Estos cambios son todos parte de nuestra nueva vision y camino a continuar sirviendo al estado sur de la Florida y incrementar nuestras huellas en la industria de suministros de construccion.
paneles de yeso (drywall), tela asfaltica (roofing felt), materiales de techo y cerramos los Sabados.
En los ultimos meses, hemos estado en transicion para salir del negocio de suministro de puertas, en Agosto 31, del 2022 nuestra tienda de puertas dejara de construir y/o cortar puertas.
Vamos a continuar liquidando nuestro inventario de puertas haste que terminemos todo el material. Algunos de nuestros clientes han preguntado si estamos cerrando o si nos estamos moviendo a otra localidad.
La verdad es que no estamos cerrando, no estamos vendiendo y no estamos cambiando de localidad. Estos cambios son todos parte de nuestra nueva vision y camino a continuar sirviendo al estado sur de la Florida y incrementar nuestras huellas en la industria de suministros de construcción.
A Pergola is the shade built in the backyard or over the patio of your house. A Pergola is an excellent way to bring good attention to the backyard of your house. The good news is that you can build a pergola by yourself instead of purchasing it.
Pergola adds beauty to any landscape. Besides, it also provides shades and shelter. Thus, it becomes a perfect place for you to relax in the evening after work. It can also be the perfect place for outdoor dining.
A vine-covered pergola in your backyard can be a good excellent place to sit outside, even on summer days. If you decide to build the Pergola yourself, see the below instructions.
Tools required for building pergola
- Cordless drill
- Galvanized nails
- Putty knife
- Measure tape
- Posthole digger
- Lumbar boards
First, let's see the things you need to do before building a pergola. Then we will move on to steps you need to follow for building a pergola for yourself.
Choosing the right place for building the Pergola
It's the crucial part of pergola building. It would help decide whether you want the Pergola to stand independently of your house or in the front yard or backyard.
Wherever you decide to build the Pergola yourself, you need to ensure no cables in the underground building Pergola. You can get this task of checking the wires and gas lines by contacting local utilities.
Building a pergola over the patio area can be the best. If you already have a patio area built, then consider building the Pergola over there. This way, you can save the cost and the time required to build a patio.
Choosing the right lumber
After deciding the place, the good thing that comes in is choosing the lumbar for your Pergola. The lumbar is the deciding factor for the life of your Pergola. The 2 treated lumber are usually the most lasting ones. It is the most economical and affordable Pergola. Cedarwood is also used, but its costs can be very high.
Let's see the steps for building a pergola.
1) Cutting the wood according to the Structure of the Pergola
Now we come into the actual pergola building. The Pergola is made up of 4 distinct parts: Posts (the pillars), header boards(front top), Purlins(the central shade part), and top stringer boards ( above purlins in the opposite direction). A number of the purlins and top stringer boards vary according to the size of Pergola you want and the shade you want.
According to the mentioned parts. First, cut the lumbar according to the size and then assemble all the parts.
You can either get the posts ready-made or build them yourself by cutting lumber. 6*6 treated posts are considered best. This is the average height of the Pergola. If you want more or less size, you can get the Pergola. Alternatively, you can get the posts from the lumbar yard. You have to get the 6*6 very straight posts.
3) Header Boards
These are attached to both sides of the posts. Take the size of the header boards as 2*8" or 2*10". You can cut the ends of the header boards with the jigsaw and give them an excellent shape. In all, cut the 4 header boards. The (2)10 bolts are used to secure the header boards to the posts. In all, it will take 8 bolts to secure the header boards.
These are the main cross boards of the Pergola. For purlins, the lumbar boards of size 2*6" are used. Using perfect measurements, do two notches near the ends of the purlins to fix them into the header boards. You can give an excellent design to the ends of the purlins using the jigsaw. You can cut about desired design, draw it on the end of the boards with a pencil and then cut it in that shape.
5) Stringer boards
The boards that are added to the purlins are the stringer boards. Use the 2*4" lumbar boards for this purpose. You need to screw them into the purlins securely.
6) Assembling the Pergola
Now, as you have all the pieces of the Pergola ready, you need to assemble them. For easy-going, you can first screw the two header boards on the posts. After that, the next task is to attach purlins over the header boards. You can use screws as required for this task. After that, you need to attach the top stringer boards using three screws per stringer board.
7) Securing Pergola
Now you need to secure the Pergola onto the ground. This task is done by using the plate anchors for the concrete patio. You can get these anchor plates from the market and attach them to the four posts. You can non-create method also. In that, you need to use longer posts and bury the posts in the ground.
Create A pergola with ease
Without spending much, you can follow the steps given above and easily make the Pergola yourself. It's going to be a good activity for yourself, and you can get a lovely shade to relax in the evenings.