Pergola, Marshfield, VT

Project Overview

In the fall of 2006, Seth Kelley designed this Pergola located in Marshfield, VT. This open frame is 14 feet wide by 50 ft long. It is an open frame with seasonal coverings at the plate level to provide shade.  This structure is situated along side of a large swimming pool and houses a hot tub, shower and kitchenette. The timbers are all hewn tamarack.  This frame features flared posts with sideways English tying joints.  All of moviestarplanet generator musically crown no survey the braces are scribed.

Project Pictures

Marshfield pergola
This Pergola was built along side a swimming pool to provide shade in the summer with the addition of seasonal coverings.

This Pergola was built along side a swimming pool to provide shade in the summer with the addition of seasonal coverings.
This frame features sideways English tying joints and scribed braces.

This frame features sideways English tying joints and scribed braces.
The detail of the tying joint and cogged tie beam end can be seen here.

The detail of the tying joint and cogged tie beam end can be seen here.
A gin pole was erected to help us move the heavy timbers.

A gin pole was erected to help us move the heavy timbers.
Our favorite scarf joint ever is a stop splayed and tabled scarf with sallied and undersquinted abutments, a transverse key and counter tongued-and-grooved tables.  This joint dates to 1295.

Our favorite scarf joint ever is a stop splayed and tabled scarf with sallied and undersquinted abutments, a transverse key and counter tongued-and-grooved tables. This joint dates to 1295.
Here the scarf joint is test fitted for the first time.

Here the scarf joint is test fitted for the first time.
Here is the completed joint with the oak key inserted.

Here is the completed joint with the oak key inserted.
In order to scribe the braces, the posts and plate must be leveled and squared.

In order to scribe the braces, the posts and plate must be leveled and squared.
The braces are then scribed using a plumb bob.

The braces are then scribed using a plumb bob.
After a few years of exposing the pergola to the elements, the owners had a roof put on to protect the frame.

After a few years of exposing the pergola to the elements, the owners had a roof put on to protect the frame.
 


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