Custom curved Pergola with LED rainbow lights

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One-of-a-kind Pergola with rainbow LED strip lights, motorized awning, and fan.

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Construction - front support boards Curved Pergola, Rainbow Light, Strip Lighting, Boards, Backyard, Construction, Outdoor Structures, Led, Lights

Construction - front support boards

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Construction - electrical run through channels routed on top of beams, then covered with aluminum c-channel (available at Home Depot and Lowes) then caulked with Solar Seal (don't use any of the caulks at Home Depot - they crack after 2 years). GFCI. Indoor switch to turn off all electricity to pergola.

 x actual after processing through planer and jointer), up to long. Notched and resting on beams that were each notched about Hoisted in place using Genie lift. Pergola Plans, Diy Pergola, Pergola Kits, Curved Pergola, Covered Pergola, Pergolas For Sale, Pergola Curtains, Rainbow Light, Roller Shades

Construction - inner beams. 4"x10" (3 1/8" x 9" actual after processing through planer and jointer), up to 20' long. Notched 3", and resting on beams that were each notched about 3/4". Hoisted in place using Genie lift.

Outdoor-rated fan. Mounted a stainless circular metal plate between fan bracket and beam so the fan's canopy wouldn't get water in it. Note to self: next time route the remote-control antenna OUTSIDE the box  and seal with caulk, because remote doesn't work well inside an all-metal enclosure. Curved Pergola, Rainbow Light, Note To Self, Strip Lighting, Ceiling Fan, Canopy, Beams, Remote, The Outsiders

Outdoor-rated fan. Mounted a stainless circular metal plate between fan bracket and beam so the fan's canopy wouldn't get water in it. Note to self: next time route the remote-control antenna OUTSIDE the box and seal with caulk, because remote doesn't work well inside an all-metal enclosure.

 Note the radius guide clamped to center beam behind fan. A long piece of lumber was attached to a thin piece of peg board to which a large-blade circular saw was mounted. Saw had to cut through the vertically oriented Curved Pergola, Rainbow Light, Circular Saw, Strip Lighting, Beams, Construction, Outdoor Structures, Note, Fan

Construction - cutting final radius. Note the radius guide clamped to center beam behind fan. A long piece of lumber was attached to a thin piece of peg board to which a large-blade circular saw was mounted. Saw had to cut through the vertically oriented 2x4's.

Construction - top boards in place, and adding curved support strip Curved Pergola, Rainbow Light, Led Strip, Strip Lighting, Boards, Stairs, Construction, Lights, Places
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Construction - top boards in place, and adding curved support strip

Construction - inner beams in place. Curved Pergola, Rainbow Light, Strip Lighting, Wind Turbine, Beams, Backyard, Construction, Led, Lights

Construction - inner beams in place.

Construction - "dog ears" Curved Pergola, Rainbow Light, Strip Lighting, Ears, Led, Lights, Blueberries, Construction, Google Search
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Construction - "dog ears"

Construction - first 6 beams Curved Pergola, Rainbow Light, Strip Lighting, Beams, Construction, Outdoor Structures, Led, Lights, Building

Construction - first 6 beams

Construction - first 6 beams - SPAX from beam to post and bracket to post, and GRK from bracket to beam. Wood filler added later over countersunk fastener heads. Curved Pergola, Rainbow Light, Strip Lighting, Beams, Construction, Outdoor Structures, Led, Lights, Outdoor Decor

Construction - first 6 beams - SPAX from beam to post and bracket to post, and GRK from bracket to beam. Wood filler added later over countersunk fastener heads.

Construction - curves cut using router with circle guide. Beams 3 1/4" thick. Routed taking multiple passes using a long 1/2" dia straight router bit (under $30 from Lowe's). Required choking down on the router bit shank. The DeWalt router did not have 3 1/2" of travel, so started the cut with the router motor set higher in its base, enough for the bit to clear the top of the material. After 8 passes, the motor was set fully down in the router base, and the remainder of the passes were… Curved Pergola, Rainbow Light, Glass Roof, Router Bits, Strip Lighting, Shank, Beams, Curves, Construction

Construction - curves cut using router with circle guide. Beams 3 1/4" thick. Routed taking multiple passes using a long 1/2" dia straight router bit (under $30 from Lowe's). Required choking down on the router bit shank. The DeWalt router did not have 3 1/2" of travel, so started the cut with the router motor set higher in its base, enough for the bit to clear the top of the material. After 8 passes, the motor was set fully down in the router base, and the remainder of the passes were…

Construction - post bracket Curved Pergola, Rainbow Light, Led Strip, Strip Lighting, Shelves, Lights, Construction, Home Decor, Building
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Construction - post bracket

Design - bottom post bracket Curved Pergola, Rainbow Light, Strip Lighting, Led, Lights, Design, Light Fixtures, Lighting, Rope Lighting

Design - bottom post bracket

Open center with retractable motorized awning. Left it open because in Michigan, a lot of times you WANT the sun! Curved Pergola, Rainbow Light, Strip Lighting, Michigan, Outdoor Structures, Sun, Lights, Times, Light Fixtures

Open center with retractable motorized awning. Left it open because in Michigan, a lot of times you WANT the sun!

Construction - sky scraping... Curved Pergola, Rainbow Light, Strip Lighting, Construction, Sky, Lights, Building, Heaven, Heavens

Construction - sky scraping...

Construction - adding 17' motorized retractable awning (purchased off Craigslist for $600). Awning was disassembled and roll turned around, then awning installed upside down (arms on top). Works fine. Curved Pergola, Retractable Awning, Rainbow Light, Strip Lighting, Arms, Construction, Outdoor Structures, Led, Lights

Construction - adding 17' motorized retractable awning (purchased off Craigslist for $600). Awning was disassembled and roll turned around, then awning installed upside down (arms on top). Works fine.