Landscaper Know How ~ Crafting the Classic Cedar Pergola -Notching the Post

Landscaper Know How.

Crafting the Classic Cedar Pergola -Notching the Post

By Glenn! Switzer of Switzer’s Nursery & Landscaping, Inc.

The corner of a L-Shaped Arbor Custom Crafted Pergolas and Arbors by Switzer's

The corner of a L-Shaped Arbor Custom Crafted Pergolas and Arbors by Switzer’s

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 complete assembly of a Classic Cedar Pergola  by Switzer's

The complete assembly of a Classic Cedar Pergola by Switzer’s

Using  a wood chisel to finish cleaning out the notch of a Real Cedar post for a Custom Classic Cedar Pergola.

Using a wood chisel to finish cleaning out the notch of a Real Cedar post for a Custom Classic Cedar Pergola.

The Landscaper Know How…. Trade Tip Video on notching a post.

Switzer’s is the areas premier builder of Classic Cedar Arbors and Pergolas.  We would love to enhance your Outdoor Living Space with a custom designed and crafted Landscape Structure… Please call us a 651-460-2171

Advertisements

About Glenn!

Glenn! is the Sr. Landscape Designer at Switzer's Nursery & Landscaping, Inc. located in Northfield, Minnesota Switzer's is a National Award Winning Landscape Design/Build firm with a passion for creating Life Enhancing Living Environments. Glenn's love of art, architecture, music, travel and food fuel his creativity. The interpretation, creation and enhancement of SPACE are at the core of Glenn’s design philosophy. Understanding the relationship between the inhabitant and their environs, whether in the natural or built landscape, is paramount to finding balance in life. Elected to third term in 2010 as Mayor of the City of Dundas, Minnesota landscaper, stone waller, inn keeper, photographer, cook, gardener, alpine ski instructor, and collector of stuff... to name a few.
This entry was posted in Creative Landscape Design Ideas, Pergolas & Arbours, the ART of Landscape Design and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s