A pergola built from Douglas fir, designed using SketchUp. The perlins are notched around the rafters for added stability. The base of the posts were covered in tar for waterproofing.
This porch was designed to contain the homeowner’s two active dogs. The gate is extra sturdy yet easy to open. The decking and guardrail posts are glued to the framing with polyurethane construction adhesive to minimize checking as the pressure treated lumbers dries.
Installing a fence that sits directly on bedrock, or ledge, requires a little extra work. The bottom of the fence posts are drilled out and slid onto rebar that is cemented into 18″ holes drilled in the bedrock.