Rob and Noreen MacGregor – 2007-2012
We added one pergola in 2008, and finally built on a second pergola in 2012 (right).
Each unit was was custom designed to tie into the previous structure.
Here's the story:
Rob and Noreen MacGregor had heard about the Wise Owl Joinery Co. through a friend of theirs, so they decided to investigate our shop.
They have a beautiful large lot, and like to entertain in the summer months. They wanted an octagon 17’ across.
To add some flair and lighten up the appearance of the structure, we created octagonal posts up to just below the headers. A graceful curve was added to create the archways. The pendant at the top had to be cut just right for the 8 hips to join into their pockets. The white stain complemented the white trim on the existing house.
The clients wanted to keep the posts as low to the ground as possible and not have any hardware showing. We created pockets about 8” high from the bottoms of posts where threaded rods were epoxied to the concrete piers. A large washer and nut was the fastener. Thin white covers hide the pockets.
Note that the 8 posts were of Hemlock for rot resistance, and the bottoms were treated with Borecol.
See the design for the Octagon pavilion.
The posts themselves were 8-sided, which gave them a distinctive look.
A nice timber grid above with scalloped end details provides an interesting space with partial shade.
Seasoned hemlock was again chosen for longevity.
The bottoms of the posts were anchored with threaded rod, nut and washer. Access pockets were made and covered with a plate, and are easy to get at if necessary.
The clients were hosting their son's wedding in their backyard and wanted another extension to the octagon pavillion.
They had extended the pavers to increase the living space.
Again, the new section was built out of hemlock. It was stained solid white to match the original structure.